Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Nifty Pizza #9 - Florida

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine...STATE!Our All-American journey continues with our special Floridian honor of the Sunshine State! Home to beautiful beaches, the magical world of Disney, and old people! But don't worry. This pizza doesn't taste like any of those things. It tastes like pure sunshine, thanks to juicy orange wedges and sun-dried tomatoes. This pie also has a "fish-y" twist, brought to you by crispy tofu-filets!

Nifty Pizza #9 - Florida

For the Filets o' Tofu:
1 and 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose Flour
1/2 cup coarse Cornmeal (polenta)
1 tsp dried Thyme
1 tsp dried Basil
1 tsp dried Oregano
1 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp ground Pepper
1 cup Non-dairy Milk
2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 package Extra Firm Tofu
Canola Oil (for frying)

1. Heat Canola oil in a pan. In a bowl, mix together the flour, cornmeal, and spices. In a separate bowl, whisk together the non-dairy milk and mustard.
2. Drain and slightly press the tofu, but don't suck out ALL the moisture. Cut into 1/2 inch slices and then cut into triangles (this size is perfect for tofu sandwiches or tofu and chips! We love leftovers). Cut each triangle into 3 mini triangles.
3. Dip the triangles into the milk mixture, then dredge in flour mixture. Add tofu pieces to hot oil and brown on each side.

For the Sunny Pizza:
Pizza Dough for one crust
1/2 Cup of Pizza Sauce mixed with a few red pepper flakes for some sunny heat!
Mini Tofu Filets
Artichoke Hearts
Sun-dried Tomatoes
Orange slices
Vegan Parmesean "Cheese"
Fresh Thyme
Fresh Arugula (For garnish)

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Spread sauce over the pizza dough. Top with mini tofu filets, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and orange slices. Sprikle generously with vegan parmesean, and scatter with about 1/2 tsp of fresh chopped thyme.
3. Bake for 10 minutes on the center rack and 10 minutes on the bottom rack.
4. Slice, plate, and garnish with fresh arugula. LET THE SUNSHINE my belly.
We hope you're enjoying the Nifty Pizza Project so far! This is our second seafood inspired pie, our first being the Crabby Delaware Pizza !

Peace, Love, and SPF,
Pam and KT

1 comment:

  1. Would you look at the toppings... so tasty looking! I've been searching for god pizza places here in Florida and so far, Torino's Pizza Oviedo is the best Oviedo pizza place for me ever since I found their link: from the internet. Thanks for the recipe! I'll surely try this at home.