Henceforth it will be clear to all that my partner, and author of the great pictures that you see every day, is sardo. That's why when I prepare the dough for the pizza at the table always comes the pizza alla sarda ', with salami (in Sardinia they call ' dry sausage ', go figure why) strictly from the island and pecorino sardo Dop. Obviously there are tomato and Buffalo mozzarella. Sardinia apart, It is very good, a tasty pairing but unexpectedly balanced. To try.
Ingredients for 4 large pizzas:
- 4 Pats from 250 grams each of pizza dough (for the recipe click here on ‘basics‘)
- 500 grams of mozzarella cheese
- 600 millilitres of tomato sauce thick (better if tomatoes are the San Marzano)
- a few leaves of thyme
- dried sausage or salami Sardinian as required
- 200 grams of pecorino sardo Dop flakes
- 40 grams of grated pecorino sardo Dop
- extra virgin olive oil as required
Prepare the dough according to the procedure indicated in ‘basics‘. Preheat oven to highest degree. Put the tomatoes in a bowl and season with oil, salt and fresh oregano, letting it cook for at least 15 minutes.
On a well floured place your ball from 250 grams and begin to spread it by applying pressure with your fingers so you get a thin disk. If you like thin and crispy cornice (as to me) then take the disc with a past’ of rolling pin.
If you prefer it a little’ often, roll the dough with your fingers by pushing it towards the edges so that they have a bulging appearance. Put a little oil on pizza and spread it on the surface: will serve to protect against liquid tomato pasta. Distribute the tomato on pizza, grind a little black pepper and bake for 6 minutes, then pull it out of the oven and lay the mozzarella, grated pecorino cheese and salami.
Cook 4 minutes more and churn out: a tour of oil, a few leaves of thyme and one last tasty sprinkling of grated pecorino and serve immediately.
THE PAIRING: Strong flavors evoke a red wine. Maybe the aromas of ripe BlackBerry, from the soft and sweet tannins, who is able to balance well the rustic flavor of this pizza in Sardinia is one of the best expressions, Thanks to the goodness and quality of raw materials. Recommend “Noras“, a Cannonau di Sardegna produced by Cantine di Santadi.