We created these two finishing sauces to add an extra level of flavor to the pizzas we created.
I’ve got a lot more recipes, if you are looking to host a party featuring pizza as the star. Guests can mix and match toppings—there’s no end to the creativity.
SPICY LEMON AIOLI
The flavors in this aioli work well with most of the ingredients on the spread, but especially with the spiced ground lamb, roasted artichoke hearts, sprouts, arugula, and any of the cheeses. Best added just as the pizza comes out of the oven.
makes ABOUT 10 0Z (USE A 16 OZ SQUIRT BOTTLE)
GET OUT THE BLENDER
3 egg yolks
2 TB dijon mustard
2 pinches cayenne pepper
1 small clove garlic, squeezed in press
1/2 TB basil, chopped
zest from 1/2 lemon
juice from 1 lemon
Place everything in a blender. Place lid on with center removed.
SLOWLY ADD IN THE OIL
1/2 CUP olive oil
1/4 CUP grapeseed oil
Start blender, then slowly pour in each oil, blend until smooth. Transfer to a squirt bottle, using a long spoon to help scoop it out. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Adds a slight curry taste, without overwhelming other flavors. Lasts weeks in the fridge. Keeping the thyme on the branch makes it easier to remove from the oil once the flavors have infused.
OTHER USES FOR THIS SAUCE: 1. Fantastic with ground lamb in this issue, or any side dish you would serve with lamb: carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, onions, bell peppers. 2. Squirt some on sweet potato fries. 3. Marinate shrimp, skewer with fresh basil leaves and grill. 4. Add freshly chopped thyme, dip naan. 5. Make a burger, squirt some onto the bun, add slices of fresh tomatoes and dijon mustard.
MAKES ABOUT ONE CUP
GENTLY HEAT INGREDIENTS…
pinch of salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1 CUP olive oil
1 TB curry powder
bunch of fresh thyme
Simmer garlic and salt in olive oil, till edges of garlic are brown. Add curry and thyme, cook another 3 min.
LET IT COOL OFF…
Remove from heat. Let cool. Strain out solids, into a bowl that can then be used to transfer into a plastic squirt bottle. Let the curry settle to the bottom, and carefully pour into a squirt bottle, leaving the spice behind. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
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