CSA Pizza

Local pork sausage tossed with red pepper flakes & wild boar seasoning, just-milled grape tomatoes with heirloom garlic, fresh oregano and balsamic vinegar, roasted gypsy peppers, green onions, olive oil, Asiago & Manchego cheese, torn arugula and a crisp, thin wheat crust..

Killer Pizza (Austin CSA Edition)

Roast tomatoes and gypsy peppers in a 500 degree oven until charred.  Set both aside until cool enough to handle.

Slips the skins from the peppers and remove the stems and seed clusters.  Coarsely chop the flesh and set aside.

Pass 3/4 of the tomatoes through a food mill and place into a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium low heat. Add garlic, balsamic and the rest of the tomatoes and cook until thick, about 25 minutes.  Add fresh oregano about 5 minutes before the pan comes off the heat.  Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.

Fry coarsely-ground fresh pork in a hot skillet.  Season with wild boar spices and cook until well browned.  Add green onions, toss and set aside.

Drizzle pizza crust with olive oil and place on a pre-heated pizza stone and bake 4 minutes at 500 degrees.  Return stone to oven and set the crust aside.

Working from the center out, spread tomato sauce around the partially-baked crust.  Scatter cooked sausage and green onions over the top.  Follow with roasted peppers and cheese and finish with arugula tossed with a little olive oil.

Sprinkle a little more boar seasoning over the top if desired, then slide pizza onto the stone and bake at 500 degrees until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is crisp, about 7 minutes.   Cut and serve immediately.

Ingredients from

Ground pork (Richardson Farms)
Grape tomatoes (CSA)
Heirloom garlic (JBG)
Fresh oregano (my garden)
Balsamic vinegar (Texas Olive Ranch)
Gypsy peppers (CSA)
Arugula (Montesino Ranch)
Green Onions (Acadian Family Farm)
Cheese (Antonelli’s Cheese Shop)
Pizza crust (Pie Fixes Everything)
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I’m pleased to announce that Mitch’s name (mitch***@gmail.com) was pulled from the virtual hat this morning as the winner of the $50 gift certificate from Greenling Organic Delivery!

Mitch, please email me with your address information and I’ll send you the card right away.

Thank you all for participating, and please be sure to check back soon for another giveaway!

This contest is now closed.

read on for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate..

With three major, year-around farmers’ markets offering a dizzying array of fresh fruits and vegetables, pastured meats, eggs, dairy, artisan cheeses, baked goods (and much, much more), there’s just no tastier place than Austin for the conscientious eater.

But what if you just can’t get to the market?  Enter the organic delivery service.. from Austin, North to Georgetown and South to San Antonio, “if it’s available locally and is organically produced or sustainably raised”, chances are that Greenling Organic Delivery has you covered.

Started in 2005, Greenling offers goods from more than 100 farmers, producers and artisans to thousands of customers (including me!) every week.  A member of Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association and the  Organic Trade Association, Greenling is a major contributor to the success of the sustainable food movement.

Here’s what Skip Connett of nearby Green Gate Farms has to say..

Neat, huh?

In appreciation, I’m giving away one $50 Gift Certificate, valid anywhere Greenling delivers.  To enter your name in the drawing, simply verify your zipcode at Greenling’s website, then come back here and leave a brief comment about what good food means to you.  Contest is open to Texas residents, 18 years old or over, with a mailing address in Greenling’s delivery area.  I’ll draw one winner at random from the eligible entries one week from now.