Pizza is one of my favourite dishes. It is succulent and at the same time easy to cook and eat. It is a classic that everyone loves. However, during my period in Italy, I realized that it is really hard to surprise italians cooking this dish. They always affirm that it is impossible to cook good pizza without a firewood oven, and I quite agree on that.
However, the right combination of flavours can substitute the absence of a good oven. The one I am presenting today was a nice surprise for my friends.
In this post I will not cover how the pizza dough is made, but I will soon.
On the other hand, I will explain how to cook caramellized onions.
- 4 big onions.
- 100gr of butter.
- 2 spoonful of olive oil.
- 4 spooful of balsamic vinegar.
- 1 spoonful of sugar.
- Chop the onions alla julienne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXJN_IBR6Pg).
- Melt the butter in a pot.
- Once melted, add the onions with the olive oil and cook at low heat. The secretof caramellization is time.
- Add some salt and let it cook for 20 min.
- When onions are really tender, add the balsamic vinegar and the sugar. Amazing hit!
- Cook at low heat till the vinegar is evaporated.
- Once done, READY!
With this amazing ingredient, and a good pizza dough and fresh mozzarella, put the onions on top and enjoy. Ensured success even amongst italians!
Good matched are goat cheese, pinenuts, raisins or bacon.