Who doesn't love a good slice of pizza. This tomato sauce pizza recipe utilizes mussel meat as a topping. It is amazing how well mussel meat goes with cheese and tomato sauce. I am getting hungry just thinking about this pizza as I type. To speed up preparation pick up prepared dough or pizza crust. You can also buy prepared pizza sauce.
½ Lb. cooked Seatech mussel meat
1 lb. mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 14.5 oz. can crushed tomatoes
Salt and freshly ground pepper
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
dried red pepper flakes
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 1/2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
corn meal to coat pizza pan
In a medium bowl mix together the crushed tomatoes, 1 minced garlic clove, salt and pepper to taste, the parsley and a pinch each of red pepper flakes, dried oregano and basil.
Toss the mussel meat in a bowl with the olive oil and one minced garlic clove. Place in the refrigerator while you prepare the pizza dough.
For the pizza dough
Pour 1 cup of warm water into a large mixing bowl, sprinkle with yeast and let sit about five minutes until foamy.
Thoroughly stir sugar, oil and salt into the yeast mixture. Add flour and stir until dough forms. Transfer dough to an oiled bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set in a warm draft free place until dough has doubled in size. About 1 hour.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a couple times. Press dough in desired shape. Sprinkle corn meat on baking sheet, too keep the dough from sticking and then place pizza dough on baking sheet.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spread the sauce on pizza dough to within an inch of the end of the crust. Place mussel meat on the dough. Cover with shredded cheese and bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let baked pizza cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Serve with a mixed green salad.