This was inspired by a pizza I saw on DDD from Stogie Joe's Tavern in Philly!
They use sopressata, but I have salami and
Sept. 7 is Salami Day!
Both are Italian cold cuts. Here's a link with info on the difference between sopressata and salami.
Check out another salami recipe: Artichoke-Salami Stromboli
What I used:
- Pillsbury pizza crust
- Fresh garlic (could use garlic powder)
- Marinara Sauce
- Fresh basil
Tip: Microwave "Roasted Garlic"
In their pizza there is fresh garlic, but I didn't think the fresh garlic would cook through in the short time it takes to melt the cheese, so I made microwave "roasted" garlic. Basically I just softened it in the microwave quickly.
I chopped the garlic into smaller pieces and put it in one side of a dish.
Then, I put a little bit of water (~1 teaspoon) in the other part of the dish -- it wasn't touching the garlic. I microwaved it on full power ~45-60 seconds. I also made this into a separate post because you can use this for other recipes too. :)
Left: Raw garlic, chopped -- before I put a little water (~ teaspoon) in the bottom half of the dish. Right: After microwaving or "roasting".
I baked the pizza crust a little bit. Then I added all the ingredients.
Tomato sauce, then salami and "roast" garlic, then the cheeses. I actually did this the night before I was going to eat it and just put it in the fridge while I slept.
Then I baked it and added fresh basil on top. It was really good!
I love pepperoni or sausage on pizza and salami is a nice change to mix things up! :)
Give it a try! We are good at this!