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Oven Roasted Rack o’ Pork!

Written By Brad English
Thursday, 10 April 2014 Written Recipes

I just found the pizza and sandwich topping of the year!  You heard it here first. In this post I’ll tell you how to make it and, in future posts, how to use it on pizzas and also how to make the King of all Cheese-(Pork) Steak sandwiches, with the left overs. Here’s the background story: I was looking to play with my Primavera one weekend not long ago.  I…Read More…

Spicy Roasted Pistachio Pizza

Written By Brad English
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 Written Recipes

I was shooting a scene for a commercial recently on a sidewalk in Beverly Hills.  Between set ups, I wandered into a juice bar and found a little jar of spicy Mediterranean pistachios sitting on the counter.  I bought them as a snack, but as soon as I tasted them, I thought “Pizza”!  These would make a great option for a pepperoni-like vegetarian pizza.  Pistachios add a nice crunch that…Read More…

Wood Fired Bo Ssam Miracle

Written By Brad English
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 Written Recipes

Happy New Year! This is my first belated post in this calendar year we’ve now entered. 2014!  It can be a wonderful thing to start into a new year.  There are all of our hopes and dreams before us. Yet it’s also bittersweet because we are leaving behind yet another moment of our lives, or a measure of time. Time seems to move faster and faster as we get older….Read More…

Wild Spicy Venison Sausage Pizza

Written By Brad English
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 Written Recipes

My father-in-law is a hunter and I’m lucky enough that on our last trip up to his place for Thanksgiving he sent me home with some “fresh” Spicy Italian Venison Sausage he and a friend made up after a recently successful hunt. When I got home I started thinking about how to use some of the sausage to make some pizza. I wanted to make something that sort of celebrated…Read More…

The “Oh My!” Pizza

Written By Brad English
Sunday, 08 December 2013 Written Recipes

“Lions Tigers and Bears!” Oh my, this turned out to be a great pizza!  Take a walk with me down the wood fire brick road. I had some Brussels sprouts sitting in a bowl on the counter that we hadn’t gotten around to cooking and I figured I better do something with them before I had to send them on their way.  I pulled a dough from the freezer and…Read More…

Crab Stuffed Mushroom Pizza

Written By Brad English
Sunday, 17 November 2013 Written Recipes

I’ve made a number of pizzas over the years with seafood.  I like the uniqueness of how seafood blends and stands out as a topping on a pizza. When you do it right, shrimps on a pizza literally snap when you bite them, and that’s a good thing!  Clams are right at home on a pizza.  After all, what do you do when eating steamers?  You sop up the sauce…Read More…

Fire Roasted Brussels

Written By Brad English
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 Written Recipes

Oh my god!  I found the most amazing vegetable!  I don’t think anyone knows about it.  They are these little bulbs called Brussels Sprouts and I’m the first one to ever think of cooking them and eating them. Ok, maybe not the first. Boy are these things the hot item these days.  I bet they run out of favor soon because they seem to have exploded so big as THE…Read More…

Wood Fired Pizza Rolls

Written By Brad English
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 Written Recipes

What’s a pizza roll? If you fold a pizza it’s called a calzone.  If you roll it up, it’s a stromboli.  I’ve seen something in between simply called a sausage roll.  I found out recently when breaking in my new wood fired oven and learning to use a metal pizza peel that what starts out as a pizza may end up flipping over while going in and end up coming…Read More…

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms!

Written By Brad English
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 Written Recipes

I’m in the middle of the beginning of a journey that started quite a while ago.  That’s a mouthful, but believe it or not it’s true!  I just got a Primavera 60 from Forno Bravo and I am beginning to chronicle my tales of learning how to drive this new oven.  I recently posted Part I of my wood fired oven journey (see a few posts below). But…. “Stop the…Read More…

Grill Smoked Yellowtail Pizza

Written By Brad English
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 Written Recipes

The perfect piece of fish!   Fresh piece of Yellowtail Sea Salt A little Pepper Chopped Garlic Olive Oil Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice Fire Smoke Timing   Perfection is not easy and once achieved is no longer perfection because it seems there is always something better coming.  That’s interesting to think about. Have you ever seen the most beautiful girl you thought you had ever seen in your life?  How…Read More…

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