July 25, 2012
white pizza with sage
Our garden is busting with sage! What does one do with so much sage?? I do not know. It seems you either have to try to ignore it or try to give it away to everyone you know. Anybody want some sage?
To make a minor dent in our growing collection of sage, I made this white pizza with sage from Deborah Madison's "Local Flavors". Basically make your favorite pizza dough. Roll it out, top it with olive oil and slices of fresh mozzarella, and bake for 7 minutes at 500° F. Then add sage and bake for 8 more minutes. Remove the pizza from the oven and top it with parmigiano reggiano, red pepper flakes, and sea salt.
I've made this pizza in the past with dried sage leaves and the flavor was much more intense and tasty than with fresh sage. To improve the flavor of a fresh sage pizza, I would toss in fresh garlic next time.