Riffing on Shaved Asparagus Pizza
June 7, 2010
Aunt Suzy says
When I first saw this shaved asparagus pizza recipe last week from Smitten Kitchen, I thought it looked delicious, not to mention beautiful to look at. With great asparagus so plentiful right now, I wanted to make it at my first opportunity, My friend Sue had asked about adding goat cheese and that got me thinking about other ingredients. Randy and I made pizza on Saturday night using Vicolo Pizza frozen crusts which are cornmeal based and are our go-to pizza crusts. I wanted to try the recipe as described on Smitten Kitchen and also to add some other ingredients to see how they worked. True confessions . . . I might be posting this just so I can show these cute Mozzarella Pearls that I just discovered at Whole Foods.
On top of that base of Parmigiano and Mozzarella, I placed the shaved asparagus. On the right in the photo below is the basic recipe and my riff on it can be seen on the left. I added roasted red pepper, Niciose olives and feta cheese. Both sides of the pizza were delicious! Randy went even further and used pizza sauce as a base, green olives, red onions and roasted red pepper and no mozzarella. He said it was one of the best pizzas we’ve ever made, and we both agreed that shaved asparagus is a winning pizza ingredient!