Truth be told, I have rarely turned down pizza of any kind! But I do play favorites. One of which is definitely rosemary and prosciutto pizza, with onions and arugula.
This combination was discovered and then adapted by our good friends, Ruth and Bill.
Tripoli pizza, now discontinued, was a gem on the menu of Punch Neapolitan Pizza. Punch is a local pizzeria chain here in Minnesota known for brick-oven pizzas.
Ingredients for Rosemary and Prosciutto Pizza
In my opinion, you do not need ALL of these ingredients to enjoy this pizza combination. But it is really magic if you do.
You will LOVE this topping recipe. Everyone does.
The bare essentials are rosemary, onion, mozzarella, and prosciutto. But the “full” list is below.
Prosciutto means ham, which in Italian is a flavorful and delicate, dry-cured pork.
You can buy prosciutto at your deli counter, sliced thin for pizza. It is also available in small packages in the grocery case.
The white onion has a slightly milder taste than that of a yellow onion. It is perfect if you want an onion flavor that doesn’t overpower your food.
White onions are commonly available in the produce section. Be sure to slice them very thin.
Rosemary is a fragrant evergreen herb that is indigenous to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family, along with the other herbs, such as basil, lavender, oregano, and thyme.
Fresh rosemary is sometimes sold in small herb packages or as a plant in the produce department of your grocery store.
This is also an easy herb to grow at home and use for other recipes. I love to grow it in a pot and keep it outside, but close to the kitchen for easy access.
Mozzarella is only aged for a short time, and because of that, it is a softer cheese. Made from the milk of cow or water buffalo, it is typically used for pizza toppings because it melts very easily when heated.
You will usually find fresh mozzarella at the deli counter, packed in water. It is also available in containers or plastic packs in the grocery case.
Arugula is a cruciferous vegetable, that offers many of the same benefits as other more mainstream vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and kale.
The leaves of arugula, known as rocket or roquette, are small and tender with a tangy taste.
Arugula is usually found in the produce section, next to lettuce varieties.
Oil infused with truffle flavor is a modern culinary ingredient used to give the taste and aroma of real truffles to a recipe.
Truffle oil is most commonly used for finishing dishes, such as pasta, pizzas, and puréed foods.
It is significantly less expensive than fresh truffles because it rarely contains real truffles.
At one time, truffle oil was high-quality olive oil infused with black or white truffles, but today, most oils are made with manufactured ingredients. If you love the flavor, go for it. But buyer beware.
You can find truffle oil on Amazon, fine food stores, and grocery stores. HERE are a few tasty ones to try.
Rosemary and Prosciutto Pizza Instructions
It’s important to put the ingredients on the pizza in the proper order to maximize the texture and flavor.
Presentation is also important. By adding the fresh arugula last, you will indeed have a lovely-looking professional pizza.😁
Are you drooling yet? At long last, below is the recipe.
Pizza Tools and Equipment
Below are some of the pizza tools we use indoors and out. I have also included products that are on my wish list! Affiliate links are below, in blue.
Wherever you are baking, whether indoors or out, pizza peels are perfect for moving your pizzas from the work area, where you roll and top, to the heat source. Find one HERE
Peels are available in different handle lengths depending on what you are baking with, such as kitchen oven, grill, or brick oven.
They also look great to serve pizza on. 😃
A Pizza Steel
Steels are flat cast iron pans intended to heat up and restore takeout or homemade pizza. The work on any stovetop and take only 2 – 3 minutes. Apparently, the difference is outstanding. Let me know if you try one! HERE is a highly rated one on Amazon. (Affiliate link)
A Pizza Stone
Pizza stones are multipurpose and mimic brick oven qualities. Use them to improve your pizza crust. Bake fresh or frozen pizzas on your stone. You will love it! HERE is a square example, but they also come in circular and rectangular shapes. (Affiliate link)
Stones also work great for making bread, cookies, and even stuffed calzone at home.
Don’t forget to try this simple but amazing Neapolitan Pizza Crust recipe, just click HERE
Well, there you have it, one of my top 3 pizza toppings of all time.😃
Enjoy your pizza. Arrivederci!
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