Spring is on the way! Yes, not too, too soon... but it's out there. Proof is in the pizza.
I received some adorable baby leeks in our organic delivery the other day. I could have gone all potato-leek... but that would be too easy. A pizza is more fun to sort out.
Inspired by the Spring-y-ness of the wee leeks, I grabbed a meyer lemon and some new goat cheese. With the crushed red pepper flakes, it ended up tasting kind of like a light, lemony Italian pasta. By which, I mean yummy. I'll be repeating this with baby artichokes when they arrive.
Baby Leek & Meyer Lemon Pizza
Start with basic pizza recipe. Chop one clove garlic and steep it in extra virgin olive oil for a few minutes. Roll out your dough and brush with garlic oil. Reserve garlic. Sprinkle oiled dough with a handful each of grated mozzarella and gruyere cheeses. Trim baby leeks, slice lengthwise and wash thoroughly of any grit. Dry leeks and place on pizza in a cute arrangement. Slice meyer lemon very thinly, de-seed and place six or so slices on pizza. Sprinkle over the reserved garlic and dot with a bit of soft goat cheese. Sprinkle lightly with red pepper flakes. Drizzle with more extra virgin olive oil. Lightly salt the entire pizza and cook according to basic recipe.