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White pizza with Vongole mussels, Blue mussels, Bonito flakes and grilled lemon

White pizza with Vongole mussels, Blue mussels, Bonito flakes and grilled lemon

This is surely the best pizza we have ever developed and one that you simply have to try out and create yourself.

It is a "white" seafood pizza that is spicy, lemonly and full of flavours

Pizza dough for 4 pizzas

What you need:

  • 300 grams 00 flour

  • 300 grams normal flour 

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 1 1/2 tsp dry yeast 

  • 3 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 

  • 4 dl lukewarm tap water

    Method

    • Take the bowl of your kitchen machine and pour in all ingredients.

    • With the dough hook attached let the machine knead thoroughly for 10 minutes.

    • The dough is useable after it has rested and risen for 2 hours but ideally let is rise in a air tight box for 1 hour in room temp. and for 12 hours in your fridge.

Pizza sauce (a "white" lemonly and spicy sauce instead of normal tomato sauce)

What you need:

  • 1 tbsp dried basil

  • 1 tbsp dried oregano

  • 1-2 tsp dried chili flakes

  • 6 garlic cloves finely chopped or mashed

  • juice of 1-2 lemons depending of size

  • 2 dl olive oil

  • salt and pepper

Method:

  • mix all ingredients

  • Season with salt and pepper

  • let soak for 1 hour

Topping:

  • 200 g of cooked Blue mussels (you can cook fresh or buy them ready to use in glasses or jars)

  • 200 g of cooked Vongole mussels or Clams (you can cook fresh or buy them ready to use in glasses or jars)

  • 4 bags (balls) of Mozzarella cheese

  • Bonito flakes (in japanese speciality stores)

  • Freshly chopped parsley for garnishing after pizza is baked

  • Grilled lemon to squezze on the finished pizza

Method:

  • Place 4 dough balls on a heavily floured surface (best is durum flour) and use your fingers to stretch on at a time, then your hands to shape it into rounds.

  • Add the lemonly "white" sauce on top of dough

  • Distribute now lumps of Mozzarella cheese evenly

  • Drizzle with mussels

  • Add a little olive oil on top

  • Bake in an utterly hot owen with a pizza stone places in bottom for approx 10 min or until the crust has a few black spots

  • Before serving drizzle with chopped parsley and grilled lemon

  • Enjoy

 

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