My baby sister graduates from college with an accounting degree on Friday.
She is graduating with honors.
I didn’t graduate with honors….that’s for sure.
I barely made it though. I tell her it’s because she got all the brains in our family.
Or maybe it had to do with the fact that I never studied…
Anyway she is in the midst of final exams, but she stopped by my house last night on her way home.
I told her to sit right now and let me whip up some brain food.
Pizza with steak and kale.
It was yummy.
Here is the recipe I came up with:
1 pizza dough ( I prefer the Trader Joe’s brand)
3/4 cup olive oil
5 tbsp basil, chopped (I used frozen)
1 garlic clove, chopped (I used frozen)
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded mozz cheese
1 steak (I used leftover steak I had in the freezer)
3 cups fresh, chopped kale
Preheat oven to 450 degrees and the grill to medium heat.
Spray pizza pan with non-stick cooking spray. Knead the pizza dough and then stretch across the pizza pan. Set aside to rest.
To make the steak and onion toppings: grill the steak just short of medium. Remove from the grill and let rest. Slice the onion into 1/4 inch wide segments and place on an oiled grill. Let cook for about 3-4 minutes, until nice grill marks can be seen. Set aside. Slice the steak until bite size pieces and set aside.
For the pizza sauce: combine olive oil, basil, garlic, pepper,sea salt and parmesan in a bowl. Using a spatula, gently spread half the mixture over the pizza dough. Top the sauce and dough with all the cheese. Place in the oven to bake for 6 minutes.
While the pizza is in the oven, toss the kale in the remaining pesto and season with a pinch more salt and pepper.
Remove the pizza from the oven after 6 minutes, top with the onions, steak. Pile it high with kale. The kale wilts during baking. Place it back in the oven for 6 more minutes.
Remove from the oven after six minutes and enjoy!