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Tony’s Trending Recipe: The Sicilian Saucesquash

My son, Gino, and I planted tomatoes early this year. Two of my favorite varietals are Sun Golds and Early Girls. With the weather being so hot in California our harvest started early.  While I was posting pictures on social media so many people ask...
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Grandma the Rock Star

Carambola, otherwise known as Star Fruit, is really spectacular. You may see it in a grocery store and not know what it is or what to do with it.  When ripe they are juicy, firm and sweet.  This recipe’s creamy top layer is part of a recipe I lea...
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Tony’s Trending Recipe: Peaches and Cream Pizza

Stone fruit season is here, and that reminds me of an event I did long ago. About 25 years ago I was asked to compete in the Franciscan Estates Pizza Battle in Napa, California. I teamed up with Chef Courtney Townsend, and we competed against three o...
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Tony’s Trending Recipe: Summer Fresh

Over the last 30 years I traveled to Chicago many times. Pizzerias like Burt’s and Pequod’s made cast iron pizzas where the cheese was caramelized around the edges.  Eight years ago I introduced cast iron pizzas on my menu at Capo’s and they b...
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Barbecue Shrimp Pizza

Print Barbecue Shrimp Pizza Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: pizza   Ingredients 14-inch pizza crust ¾ cup BBQ sauce 20 shrimp, 40-60 count, peeled and deveined, tails removed ½ cup red onion, chopped ½ cup pepperoncini, chopped ¼ ...
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Alamo Pie

Print Alamo Pie Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: pizza   Ingredients 1 14-inch pizza crust 1 tablespoon vegetable oil ¾ pound ground beef 1 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup chopped red onion 2 habanero peppers, finely cho...
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Tony’s Trending Recipe: Fava Bean Pizza

I grew up on a farm.  Every year we grew, picked and sold fava beans. My son and I picked some beans yesterday that we planted nearly three months ago. A lot of people don’t know how to eat them. You can eat them raw, or sauté them in olive oil. ...
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Tony’s Trending Recipe: Sweet Vidalia Onion Pizza

Sweet onion season is here. Varietals such as Maui, Walla Walla and Texas Sweets are some of the sweetest onions you can find. For me, nothing compares to a Vidalia. The low-sulfur soil it’s grown in makes the onion very sweet. These onions are gro...
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Sopressata Suprema

Print Sopressata Suprema Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: pizza   Ingredients 1 9- to 12-ounce dough 4 ounces pizza sauce 14 slices sopressata 6 ounces fresh mozzarella Grated Parmesan 8 Calabrian chili, in strips ½ tablespoon roasted...
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Mushroom Umami Pizza

Print Mushroom Umami Pizza Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: pizza   Ingredients 1 9- to 12-ounce dough ball 3 ounces of béchamel sauce 5 ounces sliced fresh mushroom, sautéed in garlic oil 3 ounces bacon sliced in thin strips 3 ounce...
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Tony’s Trending Recipe: Baja Pizza

Thirty years ago my brother Frank would make a version of this pizza when we were playing around in the kitchen. We would whip out a can of refried beans, bake it with several different cheeses, olives and sour cream. When the coronavirus hit our cou...
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Mashed Potato Pizza with Salsa Verde

For the Mashed Potato Mix: Print Mashed Potato Mix Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Side   Ingredients 3.5-4 pounds Russet Potatoes, (approx. 4 large Russets) skinned and ¾-inch cubed ¼ cup blended oil 12 cloves roasted garlic, (heap...
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