Since beginning my project of learning what food American cities are famous for and turning those foods in to pizza, I have created 21 pizzas inspired by 20 different cities! This project has been fun and challenging.
At times I have missed using random ingredients I read about or see at the store. With Spring on our doorstep and fresh ingredients on the horizon I feel like I need to open my creative gates and let the juices flow. I am not going to abandon the city project because there are still a few places left I’d like to take on, but my plan will be to sprinkle those in amoung new pizza creations!
This week’s pizza really motivated me to make the change because I have wanted to use banana peppers on a pizza for a long time, but they didn’t seem to fit on any of the city inspired pizzas. So, for this pizza, I spread marinara sauce on my pre-baked dough, sprinkled on mozzarella cheese, baby spinach and seasoned, pulled chicken. The sweet and spicy flavors of the banana peppers tasted fantastic with the chicken, sauce and cheese. This was a delicious combination of ingredients and a beautiful start to my Spring pizzas!