Sunday, March 14, 2010

Brussels Sprouts, Cashel Blue Irish Pizza for St. Patrick's Day

I've been introducing all my friends to the delicious, creamy Cashel Blue cheese from Ireland. When I made my Kale, Apple & Cashel Blue Cheese Salad, I thought this cheese would be really amazing with Brussels Sprouts. That thought inspired this amazing pizza: a base of sauteed leeks and dinosaur kale, topped with steamed and sauteed Brussels Sprouts and a generous portion of grated Cashel Blue Irish Cheese. The result is an incredibly rich and hearty pizza that celebrates delicious deep green vegetables with an indulgent dose of creamy blue cheese.

If you're a Brussels Sprouts fan, you're really gonna love this one!

Brussels Sprouts, Cashel Blue Cheese Irish Pizza:

pizza dough for one 11 " pizza
olive oil for brushing
1 leek
1/2 bunch dinosaur kale, stemmed
1 TBS sparkling/sweet wine
2 teaspoon salted butter (I used Kerrygold)
11 brussels sprouts
2 pinches sea salt
3 oz Cashel Blue Irisch Cheese
pine nuts

Preheat the oven to 450. Roll out the pizza dough, brush with olive oil and bake on a pizza stoned for 8 minutes (deflate puffiness with a knife.

Slice and clean the leek and dinosaur kale. Heat 1 teaspoon of butter in skillet and saute until tender (6-8 mins). Add sparkling wine after sauteing for 4 minutes. Season with a pinch of sea salt.

Trim stems from Brussels spouts and cut in half. Place in a ziplock bag (half sealed) with a TBS of water and microwaver for 3 1/2 minutes. Remove carefully (hot!). Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a skillet on high heat and quickly saute the sprouts until browned.

Roll out pizza dough. Brush with olive oil and bake for 7 minutes (the dough will puff up - pierce it with a knife and press down).

Top the curst with the sauteed leek/kale mix. Top with the Brussels Sprouts (flat side up) then grate Cashel Blue cheese over pizza. Bake for 5 minutes, adding pine nuts (if desired) after 3 minutes of cooking.

Serve and enjoy!


Blogger ♥N.Marie Powell said...

this looks glorious...I can count on one hand the number of times I've salivated over Brussles Sprouts. Wow!

8:37 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Cashel Blue Irish Cheese is new to me...but it looks unbelieveably good on those Brussles!

8:40 PM  
Blogger Appetite for Conversation said...

My, oh my! That looks fantastic. Our minds must be in the same place ~ I made a green pizza today, too!

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Gowns said...

What a wonderful recipe for a pizza topping. I love brussels sprouts but never thought to put them on a pie before. Thanks for opening up my horizons. What other veggie topping would work? Time to experiment. Thanks for the info.

6:37 AM  
Anonymous eatinqueens said...

That looks fantastic

3:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks so much for the recipe! it's such a unique dish. i made this for my brussels sprout-lovin friend on her bday and she loved it! will be making it tonight for a brussels sprout cooking/dinner party.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Dragana Dzajevic Zlaticanin said...

What a fantastic pizza!Surprising and refreshing. Thank you for inspiration

6:46 AM  

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