Friday, May 14, 2010
I have been cooking pizza so much at home that I finally caved and bought a pizza peel recently (the paddle you transfer pizzas to and from the oven with) and it helps a lot. If you get into homemade pizza like me, I highly recommend buying a stone and a peel. Both of mine are from Williams Sonoma and they are the biggest peels and stones that I've seen out there, which is helpful if you want to make big, thin pizzas like this gal.
All you need is pictured above: kosher salt, 28 oz. crushed tomatoes, one lemon, garlic, dried oregano, dried basil, and fresh pepper.
Crushed Tomato Pizza Sauce
From Peter Reinhart's American Pie
1 28oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
5 cloves crushed garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice (or red wine vinegar or a combo of the two)
Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together well and use on your favorite pizza dough. Freeze the leftovers in 3/4 cup increments to save for easy pizza-making in the future.