Pepperoni Pizza with Spring Onions and Garlic Scapes

 

We had some amazing pepperoni come in our Mantry box (I need to get more now) this is the pizza I came up with to honor it choke full of spring goodness.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ball of pizza dough
  • Olive oil
  • 1 bag 4 cheese blend of white cheese  Trader Joe’s 
  • Thick slices pepperoni or regular 
  • 4 garlic scapes sliced thin
  • 4 spring onions sliced thin
  • 1/4 c mozzarella cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 500 with baking steel or pizza stone inside.

Roll out dough. Drizzle with olive oil, tops with garlic scapes, 4 cheese blend, pepperoni, onions and mozzarella.

Bake 5 – 8 minutes until crust is crispy and cheese is starting to brown.

Serves 4. 

Asparagus with  Poached  Eggs and Dijon Sauce

  

This is a super simple weeknight meal. I use the same pot to steam the asparagus and poach the eggs.

Ingredients:

Dijon sauce

  • 2 TBsP mayo
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 TBSP white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon
  • Salt and pepper

Combine and set aside.

  • 1 bunch of asparagus, steamed
  • 4 eggs, poached
  • 1/4 c breadcrumbs, toasted
  • 4 slices of Proscuitto

Divide asparagus among 2 plates, top with Proscuitto, 2 poached eggs, drizzle with mustard sauce and breadcrumbs.

Serves 2.

Zucchini Carbonara

  

Trying to make one of my fav dishes a little more healthy by swapping out pasta for zucchini. You always use pasta instead.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb zucchini, spiral or julienne cut
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 oz pancetta, clubbed
  • 1/2 c parmigiano, grated
  • 1/2 c pecorino, grated
  • Pepper

In a 12 inch skillet over medium heat, cook pancetta until crispy. Remove pancetta, add zucchini and cook for about 5 minutes.

In a bowl combine eggs and cheese.

Remove pan from heat, stir in eggs and cheese quickly to keep the eggs from scrabbling. Add pancetta and serve.

Serves 2 – 4.

Chartreuse Gin Daisy

 

I found this cocktail recipe on F&W  – it called for yellow Chartreuse, which I did not have so I used green Chartreuse instead. The perfect cocktail for the first day of spring.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 oz London dry gin
  • 1/4 oz Chartreuse
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice

1/4 oz agave nectar

  • Dash of orange bitters

Ice

  • 1 brandied cherry, for garnish


Combine in a cocktails shaker. Shake. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with a cherry.

Serves 1