Eric had an appointment at the VA Hospital in Long Beach today. We decided to have lunch at their remodeled cafeteria and outdoor patio. As you can see in the above picture, we definitely enjoyed lunch today!🍔 They also have a Starbucks within the cafeteria!☕
Went to Panxa Cocina in Long Beach for dinner tonight! 😋 I ordered the sea bass and Eric ordered the chicken enchiladas. Ordered a couple of sides dishes, creamy poblano rice and black beans. Also had a glass of Malbec. 🍷
Everything was great! Panxa is one of our favorite restaurants! 🤗 Now I have some new ideas for our future time in the kitchen. Looking forward to their brunch and happy hour! 🥂
wet paper towel or wet towel or plastic wrap ( we prefer a wet towel or paper towel ).
1 lb Italian sausage browned
1 green pepper chopped
1 lb shredded mozzarella
2 T Olive Oil
1/2 onion chopped
3 garlic cloves minced
6 oz tomato paste 🍅
28 oz crushed tomato in puree 🍅
1/4 t dry oregano
1 T fresh Italian parsley chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste
Crushed Red Pepper Optional 🌶
Add cornmeal and warm water to your mixer bowl. Mix well with whisk.
Add the package yeast, salt, honey, 1/4 olive oil, butter and only 1 cup of flour using your dough hook for 10 minutes.
Then add 1/4 cup of flour at a time still using your dough hook till the dough is not sticky nor hard. You should be able to knead the dough on a surface without it sticking. We used roughly 2 3/4 cup of flour.
Remove dough from mixer bowl and knead for 3 minutes or so and make into a ball.
Rub 1 T olive oil in the mixer bowl and place dough ball in. Cover with your wet towel or plastic wrap. Place mixer bowl in fridge until ready to use.
Brown Italian sausage, set aside.
Chop green pepper, set aside.
Chop onion and Italian parsley, mince garlic.
Heat olive oil in medium sauce pan. Add onion and sautee till translucent.
Add garlic and sautee till about 2 minutes.
Add tomato paste and stir thoroughly.
Add crushed tomato and stir thoroughly once again.
Add oregano, Italian parsley, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper.
Simmer for 20 minutes.
Back to Pizza Dough
Canola oil your pan.
Spread dough evenly in your pan and cover again and put in fridge till oven it ready.
Heat oven to 475.
When oven is ready take out your pan from the fridge. Add your cheese first. Then your green pepper, Italian sausage next, then finally your sauce ( do not over do on sauce, do not want a soggy pizza). Sprinkle the top with parmesan.
Place pizza on middle rack and bake for 15 minuted on 475.
Turn down oven to 400 for additional 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown and caramelized around the sauce edges on the crust.
Take out of the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes then remove ring.