Unique Almond Pizza

Unique Almond Pizza
Sliced Blanched Raw Almonds, Mozzarella,
Shaved Garlic, Olive Oil, Sea Salt

I buy pizza dough and shredded mozzarella at my local Italian Market, the A-1 Deli.

Roll out the dough and arrange on a pizza screen. Top generously with shredded mozzarella and shaved garlic. Drizzle olive oil on top. Scatter sliced blanched raw almonds about and finish with course sea salt. Bake at 450° until golden.

This pizza is great with a green salad for lunch, or cut into small slices and served as an appetizer at a party.

And thanks to the folks at Foodbuzz for choosing Unique Almond Pizza as one of the Top 9 photos last week! Please give this unique pizza a try, you won't be disappointed!

My nephew Stone was setting up a "restaurant" in my kitchen. He put out his "Help Wanted" sign and I applied for the job. After I was hired, he crossed out Help Wanted, applications were no longer being accepted.

That is Jett in the left of the photo, he calls himself the "King of Liberty." The King is an excellent waiter.

The "restaurant" served Cheese Pizza for the kids and Maple Barbecue Smoked Chicken Pizza for the adults.

The pizza screen is such a handy tool. It makes it much easier to spread out the dough, and get the pizza into and out of the oven. The perforated surface allows moisture to escape during baking, resulting in a nice crispy evenly-baked crust.

Those of us who were fortunate to attend the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival in San Francisco received a goodie bag including products from a company called Made in Napa Valley, of which one was this tasty Maple Barbecue Sauce with Horseradish.

Maple Barbecue Smoked Chicken Pizza
Spread a mixture of half pizza sauce and half the barbecue sauce over the pizza dough, top with shredded mozzarella and shredded smoked chicken. If you shop at Whole Foods Market definitely try their fabulous whole smoked whole chicken from the smokehouse.

The restaurant was a huge success, food and service were exceptional. Three Stars. Congratulations Stone & Jett!