Oh Ya, the best homemade pizza I’ve ever made in my kitchen and it’s addictive…

When it comes to pizza, one of my favorite toppings is chicken. But this time I wanted to try something different as topping and there was Salami(beef) in my refrigerator. I had no clue how this pizza would turn out nor I had tasted salami before. So from the moment I started making this pizza till the pizza came out of the oven I was waiting with much eager to taste it.

I used ready made pizza crust as I am still not a pro in making the base of the pizza from scratch. I seriously need to consider taking a crash course for making pizza base in the professional way. Anyway, I did use my own pizza sauce made from scratch. Then came the topping part, I first sauteed the salami cut in thin round slices and topped the pizza base with it and green peppers. And finally, sprinkled the pizza generously with Mozzarella cheese.

I had to bake the pizza for 7 minutes until the cheese almost melted. Next, I broiled the pizza for a minute, until the cheese just started to turn golden in color. The aroma of the salami and the cheese spread the whole house which woke up my sleeping husband. He literally jumped out of the bed and came rushing into the kitchen. As soon as he saw the pizza coming out of the oven, he screamed out of joy. The pizza looked really good when coming out of the oven, baked and broiled. Slowly and very carefully I had a bite of this pizza and before I could say Yum, my husband over took me and he repeatedly exclaimed “Yum, Yum!”

This pizza was seriously delish and I would say it was much better than many of the pizzas we get from the stores. The salami was full of flavor and it tasted phenomenal after baking and broiling.

Salami (beef) Pizza

Ingredients:

Making the sauce

  • Tomato sauce- 1 can, (398 mL)
  • Cajun seasoning- 2tsp
  • Rosemary- 1 sprig
  • Basil leaves, dried- 1tsp
  • Olive oil- 2tbsp
  • Water- 1/4 cup

Instruction of the Sauce:

  • Heat a sauce pan over medium heat: add the tomato sauce, cajun seasoning, rosemary, basil leaves, olive oil and water.
  • Let the sauce come to a boil.
  • Simmer it and let it thicken for few minutes.

  • Remove from the heat and keep aside covered.

Preparing the Topping:

  • Cut the salami into thin slices.

  • Heat a wide pan over medium, spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Arrange the salami slices on the pan and let cook for couple of minutes.

  • Flip to the other side and let cook for a minute.
  • Don’t burn or over cook the salami.
  • Cut green pepper into cubes.
  • Place them on the same pan used to saute salami.

  • Saute the green pepper until it turns tender, remove from the pan and keep aside.

Topping the Pizza:

  • Evenly and generously spread the pizza crust with the sauce.

 

  • Top the crust with green peppers and grilled or sauteed salami.

  • Sprinkle generously with Mozzarella cheese.

Baking the Pizza:

  • Pre heat the oven to 400F.
  • Grease the pizza pan with non-cooking spray.
  • Place the pizza crust with the topping on the pan and put into the oven.
  • Bake for 7 minutes until the cheese melted.
  • After that turn on the broiler of the oven to low.
  • Place the baked pizza under the broiler and broil it for a minute.
  • Don’t over broil the pizza as the crust will be burned.
  • Let the pizza cool for a while and slice it with a pizza cutter.
  • Gobble up immediately, the aroma from the salami is irresistible that will make anyone in the house run towards the kitchen.

Tips:

  • This was the first time I tried broiling the pizza, needless to say it enhanced the taste of the pizza greatly as the cheese and the crust got a slightly charred taste.
  • Make sure to grill or pan saute the salami and green peppers, otherwise they won’t get cooked well while baking.
  • Refrigerate any leftover sauce.

 

Salami Pizza
 
Ingredients
Making the sauce
  • Tomato sauce- 1 can, (398 mL)
  • Cajun seasoning- 2tsp
  • Rosemary- 1 sprig
  • Basil leaves, dried- 1tsp
  • Olive oil- 2tbsp
  • Water- ¼ cup
Instructions
  1. Heat a sauce pan over medium heat: add the tomato sauce, cajun seasoning, rosemary, basil leaves, olive oil and water.
  2. Let the sauce come to a boil.
  3. Simmer it and let it thicken for few minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and keep aside covered.
  5. Cut the salami into thin slices.
  6. Heat a wide pan over medium, spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  7. Arrange the salami slices on the pan and let cook for couple of minutes.
  8. Flip to the other side and let cook for a minute.
  9. Don't burn or over cook the salami.
  10. Cut green pepper into cubes.
  11. Place them on the same pan used to saute salami.
  12. Saute the green pepper until it turns tender, remove from the pan and keep aside.
  13. Evenly and generously spread the pizza crust with the sauce.
  14. Top the crust with green peppers and grilled or sauteed salami.
  15. Sprinkle generously with Mozzarella cheese.
  16. Pre heat the oven to 400F.
  17. Grease the pizza pan with non-cooking spray.
  18. Place the pizza crust with the topping on the pan and put into the oven.
  19. Bake for 7 minutes until the cheese melted.
  20. After that turn on the broiler of the oven to low.
  21. Place the baked pizza under the broiler and broil it for a minute.
  22. Don't over broil the pizza as the crust will be burned.
  23. Let the pizza cool for a while and slice it with a pizza cutter.
  24. Gobble up immediately, the aroma from the salami is irresistible that will make anyone in the house run towards the kitchen.