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Stereo
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posted February 13, 2002 18:45     Click Here to See the Profile for Stereo   Click Here to Email Stereo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Silly topic, but I had some success lately creating ultimate pizzas.

My best one is... let's call it 'Italian Supreme'. Crust and tomato sauce, of course. Add sliced capiccolo and prosciuto, sprikle generously or green pepper, res onion and mushrooms (fresh ones are better). Cheese, and garnish with a sliced italian tomato, hearts of palm medallion and black olives. Cook and enjoy!

My chicken pizza still need some improvement, but it is still very good. marinate half a chicken breast (the perfect recipe is yet to be found) many hours. On the crust, add again green pepper (maybe I should try red or yellow), mushrooms, but this time, add leek. Over the cheese is the chicken, some more mushrooms and black olive (I find they are great on pizzas).

If someone has their own best toppings to share, this would be great. Also, I think about making my own crust soon, any recipe suggestions?

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Eponine
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posted February 13, 2002 19:14     Click Here to See the Profile for Eponine   Click Here to Email Eponine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best pizza topping I ever had was manicotti cheese on top of regular cheese in NYC. Oh, yummy. Of course, it can only be served by a large hairy Italian man.

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posted February 13, 2002 19:56     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Eponine:
Best pizza topping I ever had was manicotti cheese on top of regular cheese in NYC.

It's ricotta (ri-caught-a) cheese. The local term for it is white pizza, because there is no (or very little) tomato sauce. It's even better if you have them add extra garlic and black pepper.

I pizza I make a lot is pesto, sun-dried tomato and roast red peppers.

Stereo: For the chicken marinade you might try red wine, crushed garlic, basil, crushed red pepper and a little olive oil. Cut it and sear it quickly to seal it (but not enough to cook through) before adding to the pizza.

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posted February 14, 2002 07:59     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
maybe i am just weird but best topping i had was French Fries. I think it takes good. I don't eat cheeze so i use the French Fries as cheese. Tastes pretty darn good.
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trowelblister
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posted February 14, 2002 08:56     Click Here to See the Profile for trowelblister   Click Here to Email trowelblister     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ever try subbing the pizza sauce with refried beans? Then cover with appropriate mexican-type toppings (diced onion, jalapenos,avocado, tomates, chedder, etc) and you got pizza ole'

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Akira
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posted February 14, 2002 10:59     Click Here to See the Profile for Akira   Click Here to Email Akira     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Though it may sound odd -- marinated chicken and bay shrimp atop a 3 cheese blend.

Of course the shrimp has to be really, really fresh for best results.

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posted February 14, 2002 13:25     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueAntoid   Click Here to Email BlueAntoid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nothing beats pineapple and ham.

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Eponine
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posted February 14, 2002 13:39     Click Here to See the Profile for Eponine   Click Here to Email Eponine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, ricotta is what I meant. I'll chalk it up to being tired. And I don't think it was actually white pizza, cause there was tomato sauce on it. It was just like a cheese pizza, only it had ricotta chesse (2 huge dollops) on it as well.

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BomberMan21
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posted February 14, 2002 13:51     Click Here to See the Profile for BomberMan21   Click Here to Email BomberMan21     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Nothing beats pineapple and ham."
Darn tootin'.

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quantumfluff
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posted February 14, 2002 14:06     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pinapple should never come within 50 yards of pizza. If I see pinapple available as a topping I leave the place.

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ZorroTheFox
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posted February 14, 2002 17:25     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pineapple does not belong on a pizza.
Olives, canadian bacon, bacon bits, and as many different cheeses as you can fit, now that is a good pizza...........Z

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posted February 15, 2002 05:25     Click Here to See the Profile for Swiss Mercenary   Click Here to Email Swiss Mercenary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Strange Zorro, I thought that you liked other things on Pizza .

Meat and eggs, mushrooms and cheese, lots of cheese, after all we only have 200 different kinds to choose from in Switzerland. Then you add in the French and Italian cheeses.

How you North Americans call call one type of cheese 'Swiss' I have no idea.

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trowelblister
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posted February 15, 2002 05:28     Click Here to See the Profile for trowelblister   Click Here to Email trowelblister     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Swiss Mercenary:
How you North Americans call call one type of cheese 'Swiss' I have no idea.

I usually just call holey cheese,,,,

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posted February 15, 2002 05:42     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I usually just call holey cheese,,,,

So, it's a religious experience for you?

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trowelblister
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posted February 15, 2002 08:23     Click Here to See the Profile for trowelblister   Click Here to Email trowelblister     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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So, it's a religious experience for you?

Only when contemplating the nature of Gouda.

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trowelblister
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posted February 15, 2002 08:30     Click Here to See the Profile for trowelblister   Click Here to Email trowelblister     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by quantumfluff:
So, it's a religious experience for you?

,,,and I was raised Romano Catholic,,,

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Jidabug
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posted February 15, 2002 08:52     Click Here to See the Profile for Jidabug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by quantumfluff:
Pinapple should never come within 50 yards of pizza. If I see pinapple available as a topping I leave the place.

I hear this a lot, but I don't understand why. While living in NZ, where it was impossible to get decent pepperoni, I learned to love "Hawaiian" pizza, which is what they call ham (more like Canadian bacon) and pineapple.

Now that I'm back here, I still love a good pepperoni pizza. Call me boring, but there ya go.

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LifetimeTrekker
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posted February 15, 2002 11:07     Click Here to See the Profile for LifetimeTrekker   Click Here to Email LifetimeTrekker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I spent three years making pizzas, I almost miss it.

Here are a few variations I've tried for your enjoyment.

Cut the pizza sauce with an equal amount of your favorite barbeque sauce. The aroma was indescribable--three customers tried it and loved it, but the owner didn't want to put it on the menu without corporate approval...and we didn't get it. Phooey.

I marinaded chicken in teryaki sauce, cooked it half-way and put the meat with onion, minced garlic, sweet peppers, mushrooms, some chopped broccoli flowers, some bean-sprouts and ranch dressing as a sauce. I cooked it calzone-style in a small toaster oven for 20 min, then finished it in the pizza oven.

Stereo, red, yellow and green peppers taste the same, the only you'd use the others is for color rather than flavor--as for the chicken, pre-cook that, it will take too long to get properly done on top of a pizza.

Trowelblister's idea was a menu standard...we spread some refried beans on a crust, covered it with cheese and put canned green chilis, olives, onions and ground beef on top, cooked it then put fresh lettuce and tomato(e?)s on top.

If you are making your own pizzas at home, please make sure to have ANY uncooked meats on top, otherwise it won't cook right--e-coli, food poisoning, etc. needs to be avoided.

Good luck!

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Xanthine
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posted February 15, 2002 12:21     Click Here to See the Profile for Xanthine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Broccoli, spinach and corn are also good pizza toppings.
Pesto sauce is devine on pizza!

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Steen
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posted February 15, 2002 12:37     Click Here to See the Profile for Steen   Click Here to Email Steen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My favorite non-standard sort of pizza is Schlotzky's Thai chicken pizza. It's got a sourdough crust topped with Thai peanut sauce, carrots, onions, cheese, pesto and strips of chicken breast (there may be other stuff on there too, but that's the stuff I can remember).

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posted February 15, 2002 20:24     Click Here to See the Profile for DUCT TAPE   Click Here to Email DUCT TAPE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I drift back to a land with non-dinning hall food, more spicificly to my local greek pizza shop.....
a nice peperoni pizza with lots of cheese and a thick crust
or the Limnoz special. cheese with slices of tomato on top as well as fresh herbs, and no sauce

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posted February 15, 2002 22:10     Click Here to See the Profile for Insomnia     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The greatest pizza is KISS pizza...it has mashed potatoes instead of sauce and BBQ sauce and chicken as the toppings...it's so very utterly great...but each bite adds about 3 pounds to your overall bodyweight...
eh, it's worth it

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SpacemanSpiff22
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posted February 15, 2002 22:24     Click Here to See the Profile for SpacemanSpiff22   Click Here to Email SpacemanSpiff22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I happen to like artichoke hearts, purple onions, cheese, something else...ah, i dont remember. It was good though. Oh. There's this one pizza called the "mayan" which has peanut butter instead of normal sauce, and then it has tomatoes, hot sauce, pickles, all manner of things that make it seem hideous. If someone here is willing to pay me, i might try a slice.

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posted February 16, 2002 01:33     Click Here to See the Profile for SupportGoddess   Click Here to Email SupportGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by LifetimeTrekker:
[BStereo, red, yellow and green peppers taste the same, the only you'd use the others is for color rather than flavor
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I don't think that is correct. It may be that some people can't taste the difference (I havent had yellow ones in a very long time) but red peppers taste sweeter than green peppers.

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posted February 16, 2002 08:05     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Swiss Mercenary:
Strange Zorro, I thought that you liked other things on Pizza .


I suppose if it weren't cooked, I would hate to think what would happen if I put the toppings on someone and tried to cook it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,z

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posted February 16, 2002 08:07     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
but then again I do like a peperoni on My pizza, or was that sausage..............Z

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posted February 16, 2002 08:35     Click Here to See the Profile for Demosthenes   Click Here to Email Demosthenes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i always take my dinner-break at the local mother's pizza to pick up two slices of pizza with garlic pesto sauce, extra cheese, black olives, and marinated artichoke hearts. [rubs tummy]

...and, of course, a package of altoids. i am working with the public, you know.

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posted February 17, 2002 15:43     Click Here to See the Profile for JainDough   Click Here to Email JainDough     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
pinapple, mushroom, feta cheese, pine nuts (pignoli i think is the proper name) and dried tomatoes mmm...

this new pizza place just opened up called the Mellow Mushroom (the big ass purple mushroom statues in front have raised some eyebrows around here to say the least), and i've heard tale of a tempeh calzone, i'll have to investigate such allegations and come back with a report.

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posted February 17, 2002 20:54     Click Here to See the Profile for MacManKrisK   Click Here to Email MacManKrisK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SupportGoddess:
I don't think that is correct. It may be that some people can't taste the difference (I havent had yellow ones in a very long time) but red peppers taste sweeter than green peppers.



I've noticed that, at times, red peppers are sweeter, but some select very fresh green peppers can be just as sweet as their red counterparts. I think, though, that the red ones are always sweet, where the green ones have a potential for being not-so-sweet or even a bit sour. (my sister-in-law eats ONLY red peppers (the expensive ones) so I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out why she likes them and doen't like the green ones).

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posted February 18, 2002 07:55     Click Here to See the Profile for Steen   Click Here to Email Steen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The main reason that some people taste differences between different colored peppers and other people don't is that they aren't eating the same peppers. Everyone is familiar with red, yellow and green peppers being available, but most people don't seem to realize just how many different species of each there are. This page will give you an idea of just how many there are (and it is by no means comprehensive). You can find red, yellow and green peppers that taste just like each other, but you can also find ones that will taste quite different from one another.

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posted February 18, 2002 08:27     Click Here to See the Profile for Jidabug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I don't think that is correct. It may be that some people can't taste the difference (I havent had yellow ones in a very long time) but red peppers taste sweeter than green peppers.



Red bell peppers are Green bell peppers that are more "ripe", and they are sweeter. The other colors (yellow, orange, purple) are different breeds.

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posted February 22, 2002 22:07     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueAntoid   Click Here to Email BlueAntoid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've had a bad experience with chicken pizza. Then again, that Pizza Hut just plain sucked overall. But now it's gone...

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posted February 23, 2002 10:21     Click Here to See the Profile for Evilbunny   Click Here to Email Evilbunny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am hungry now...
Darn you people!

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if you are hungry i will get some you pizza. just tell me what you want.that is the benefit of working in a pizza place.
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posted February 23, 2002 20:12     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can certainly taste the difference between a typical green bell pepper and a red one. Then again, we Italians have gone to war over culinary issues such as this. The difference is more profound when you cook them.


Jidabug: Hawaii is almost exactly on the other side of the planet from Italy. Therefore Hawaiian pizza must be totally opposite from Italian pizza. The defense rests, your honor.

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posted February 24, 2002 13:52     Click Here to See the Profile for Sir Aureus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you people are so strange ^_^

pepperoni, sausage, onion, and cheese for me

DiGiorno's frozen pizza is really good too

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posted February 24, 2002 18:38     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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you people are so strange ^_^

Are you sure? Maybe you're the strange one? It's really hard to tell, and even thinking about it spoils your obsevation. Ask Heisenberg.

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posted February 24, 2002 19:37     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, i will tell you what i like on my pizza's. First you need garlic butter. then sauce. Add some green peppers, red peppers, banana peppers, adn a Jalipino peppers. Then add a magic four cheese mix and some garlic salt. That is the magic pizza right there.
Nayt

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posted February 25, 2002 15:46     Click Here to See the Profile for CrawGator   Click Here to Email CrawGator     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Sir Aureus:
you people are so strange ^_^

pepperoni, sausage, onion, and cheese for me

DiGiorno's frozen pizza is really good too


The very fact that you consider DiGirono as edible pizza implies that you are the strange one.

As far as pizza goes the local pizza place has a seafood pizza that rocks. I order it every time I go there. Shrimp, crab, crawfish...mmmmmmmMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm.


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posted February 27, 2002 13:25     Click Here to See the Profile for Jidabug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by quantumfluff:

Jidabug: Hawaii is almost exactly on the other side of the planet from Italy. Therefore Hawaiian pizza must be totally opposite from Italian pizza. The defense rests, your honor.


So, just because Italians didn't have access to Canadian bacon and pineapple when pizza was invented, that doesn't mean that it isn't a valid option now that those ingredients are available.

I'm sure there are lots of things that people put on pizza these days that didn't originate in Italy. I just don't understand why pineapple has been so reviled? Surely, Thai chicken pizza is an abomination, too, then.

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