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Old 04-24-2016, 02:49 PM   #1
Zippylip
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Join Date: 09-18-10
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Default Mortadella & pistachio pesto pizza

A month or two ago I was in Pittsburgh & some friends took me to a little restaurant in Lawrenceville called Piccolo Forno, great place. Everything we had was fantastic but the standout was a pie we got as an appetizer topped with pistachio pesto, basil, chunks of mortadella and burrata cheese, one of the best pizzas Iíve ever eaten. Since I live clear across state outside of Philly my choices are two, drive 5 hours to get another or make one right outside in the hut, a worthy cook for the maiden fire-up of the Blackstone this spring, a seriously welcomed return.

Started out with the ingredients:





Added the pistachios & basil to some Romano, garlic & olive oil for the pesto, spread out on the fresh dough:



Then added the mortadella & fresh mozzarella (didn't have buratta but I could do without the cream in the center, it's basically fresh mozzarella with a liquid center).



Into the Blackstone which was screaming hot by now (this was the 3rd pie):



It was in there probably 2 minutes or so total:







made a couple plain NY pies too:













It all came out pretty good, great Sunday afternoon feast; hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful day as much as I am , Marc
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