Pizza, Hotdogs & Tacos! Oh My!

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…And it’s already f****n Friday.

I wanted to nail some, to me anyway, iconic “junk food” items. Sure, these items can just be grabbed at your local guzman, but why not funk it up at home a touch?

Amounts aren’t given for produce items or items where it really is up to the cook. Create your dishes how you like them, where you want them to go.

It’s also an excellent time (in Australia at any rate) to start growing a herb garden if you’re able. It’s such minimal work for maximum payoff and frees your wallet in the long run.
My picks are: Parsley, Thyme, Sage, Rosemary, Basil, Coriander & Mint.
rosemary and thyme are woodier plants, thus will take much longer to establish a root system than many others, so be patient with them.
watch your sage and mint and be prepared to throw it away or start throwing weekly mojito parties! These guys grow like crazy. 

 

menu.
homemade pizza (chicken/bbq pulled pork)
pulled pork and zesty slaw tacos
kransky hotdogs with “sauerkraut”

 

mix’n’match ideas.
replace kransky with pulled pork in buns.
replace taco shells with mini burger buns for cheeky sliders.
pulled pork & cheese toasties.

shopping list.

butcher
pork roast
chicken breast
kransky

grocer
red cabbage
coriander (or now is a good time to start growing your own)
onion
garlic
tomatoes
thyme (see the note for coriander)
mushrooms
corn
limes

misc.
mozzarella cheese
mini tortillas/hard shell tacos
olive oil
canola (vegetable) oil
salt
paprika
butter
white vinegar
chilli powder
cinnamon
cloves
garlic powder
onion powder
fennel seeds
dry yeast
plain flour (00)
semolina

please note: future recipes may assume ownership of these items.

Napoli Sauce

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ingredients | suggested amounts

canned/diced tomatoes | four x 400g cans
thyme
minced/finely grated garlic cloves | five cloves
brunoised (finely diced) onion | one
salt
sugar | one tablespoon
olive oil

1. heat olive oil in a large heavy-based saucepan.

2. add garlic & finely chopped thyme
cook until golden.

3. add onion
cook until translucent and tender.

4. add canned tomatoes, salt & sugar.

5. simmer for thirty minutes.
puree.

Pizza

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ingredents

pizza dough – 4 large pizzas

dry yeast -7g/1 sachet
plain flour (00)
salt
olive oil
water

a good video can be found here.

topping – chicken

thinly sliced chicken breast
napoli/tomato sauce (recipe here) | stir with pasta for extra meal
basil leaves
mozzarella cheese
sliced onion
sliced kalamatta olives

topping – pulled pork

pulled pork (see recipe)
bbq sauce
sliced mushroom (thick so they won’t burn)
sliced onion

1. This recipe will skip teaching pizza dough making. Refer to the video and one will be added to this site in the following weeks.

Serious pizza makers should consider investing in a baking stone (quite cheap from your local homewares store).
Pizza is cooked at 250°c for approximately 8 minutes (keep an eye on it).