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Enjoy This Easy Fast Pizza With Sausage and Smoked Oysters In 30 Minutes Or Less

Patty collects various recipes from past generations and is interested in early American history, the Civil War, and the 19th century.

(From VinnyPrime on sxc.hu)

Pizza With Sausage and Smoked Oysters

I came up with this recipe on December 31st and loved the result. Enjoy this pizza on New Year's Eve or any holiday or hectic evening when you want something delicious and fast.

When you see and taste this pizza, you will not believe that this dish is not made completely from scratch. I could not take a picture of my new recipe in its final form, because it was eaten immediately before I could get my hands on the camera. It would be delicious for a mid-January party to liven up the gray gloom of winter in some parts of the country and it would be excellent for Mardi Gras. It's just good any month of the year.

For a vegetarian version of this pizza, substitute milk-less cheeses and additional mushrooms in place of the sausage. Eliminate the smoked oysters and add cumin, to taste, for a smoky flavor.

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Smoky cumin is delicious

Smoky cumin is delicious

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

18 min

12 min

30 min

Smoky Fast Pizza

Cilantro - my favorite herb

Cilantro - my favorite herb

SMOKY FAST PIZZA

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Packet of pre-made pizza crust mix (or make your own and freeze it for easy access)
  • 1 15 oz can Red Gold tomatoes with jalapeños
  • ½ Green bell pepper, sliced into strips 2 inches long
  • 1 Heaping Cup of fresh mushrooms, sliced thick
  • ¼ Pound cilantro Polish-style sausage, sliced in ¼ inch thick slices
  • 1 Tin of smoked oysters and the olive oil in the tin
  • 1 Small Onion, sliced and onion circles sliced in half
  • ½ Cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • ¼ Cup shredded white cheddar cheese ( I use an organic brand)
  • Parmesan cheese (shaker)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • With a fork, mix and toss the pizza mix with ½ cup warm water until it forms a loose ball.
  • Add 2 Tbp olive oil, drizzling on the outside of the dough, and form a smoother ball with fingers. Do not over handle the mixture, or the dough will be tough.
  • Cover dough in the bowl with a clean towel and set it in a warm place to rise for 5-7 minutes.
  • On a greased baking pan or pizza pan, or on top of a clean, dry silicone backing sheeet on top of the pan, spread the dough with oiled fingers and pinch up the edges to hold sauce and toppings.
  • Drizzle 3 Tps of melted butter over the dough and spread with a spoon or clean fingers.
  • Spread the tomatoes and juice (there will not much juice in the can) across the dough.
  • Place peppers and onions across the pizza.
  • Shake Parmesan cheese lightly over the face of the pizza.
  • Distribute sausage evenly across the top. Add half the mushrooms.
  • Add the other cheeses and the other half of the mushrooms atop the cheese.
  • Open the tin of smoked oysters and spread these over the pizza evenly and drizzle the olive oil from the tins over the top here and there to soak down to the crust.
  • No other spices are needed, but pepper can be added, if desired.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes until done.

The oils in this recipe give the edges of the crust a nice, deep and glowing golden brown hue. When I removed it from the oven, it looked better than a delivery pizza or one from the fancy restaurant up the street.

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© 2008 Patty Inglish MS

Comments

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on January 04, 2008:

Sure William! Or we can forget the mushrooms and oysters and use more vegetables and such, like two kinds of olives or two kinds of onions. Just add a little olive oil.

Peter - I hope you try this one!

Peter M. Lopez from Sweetwater, TX on January 04, 2008:

We are always trying to make great homemade pizza. This sounds great, thanks for the recipe.

William F Torpey from South Valley Stream, N.Y. on January 03, 2008:

Sounds delicious, Patty, although I'm not big on mushrooms or oysters. Can I have just one slice?

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on January 03, 2008:

In that case, I will make the picture tiny oin the screen when I post it and then I will make sure you can cursor over it to see a larger view when you can tak eit, compu-smart!! heehee :)

Thanks shuva02. I was surprised how tasty it was!

shuva02 on January 03, 2008:

yum yum! sounds great!

Compu-Smart from London UK on January 03, 2008:

Im glad there are no pics as it sounds very tasty and easy and right now im famished! lol

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on January 02, 2008:

I hope you really like it. When I opened the oven, I just had to stare at it, it came out so nicely. I promise pictures added here the next time I make it!

Bob Ewing from New Brunswick on January 02, 2008:

This sounds delcious, I may have found this Saturday's supper.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on January 02, 2008:

That's right! We have a Trader Joes at Easton, the mall that looks like a small Victorian city. I am going to go there soon and make this recipe again. Thanks Stacie!

Stacie Naczelnik from Seattle on January 02, 2008:

The pizza sounds great. Trader Joe's makes a good pizza dough that would work well with this.