Matt & I were talking today about how since we've started making our own pizza at home we couldn't imagine buying frozen pizza anymore. We don't even send out for pizza these days. The homemade version is just so wonderful & we can make it with any topping we want. I would guess we make pizza every other week or so & the topping are often decided by what is in the fridge. Last nights pizza was one of those.
We started with our favorite homemade crust to which I added 1/2 t of garlic powder. I didn't have any pizza sauce in the house but I did have fresh cherry tomatoes in the garden so I turned them into a fresh tomato sauce. The sauce was then topped but a layer of grated fontina, one of our favorite pizza cheeses. Then I added a thinly sliced sweet onion & some arugula from our recent CSA delivery. Finally I tore two slices of prosciutto over the top.
Into the oven for 15 minutes at 450 F & dinner is ready. This was one good pizza. We loved the sweetness of the fresh tomato sauce with the saltiness of the cheese & prosciutto. Only thing I would change is next time I'd add more arugula, it looks like a lot when you put it on before cooking but it wilts down quite a bit.
Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce
1 brimming cup of sweet cherry tomatoes (I'm growing Sweet 100s)
1 T of red wine
pinch of dried oregano
pinch of dried basil
salt & pepper
In a small food processor or chopper, process the tomatoes to a chunky sauce. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
This makes just enough for one pizza with a thin layer of sauce.