Friday, November 20, 2009

Ohhhhh, this is so good....(and I need a name for the dish)

I have developed a fondness for the spice Za'atar. When fresh fig season hits, I try to use them as much as I can. So this is an evolution to a wonderful dish. I mixed some Za'atar with olive oil say two two tablespoons of spice to almost two of oil, it should be a runny paste. Then I got super fresh pita from Russo's it was still warm. My first pass was just the Za'atar with the oil spread over the pita with some goat cheese. Cook at 400 for 10 minutes. I used way too much spice, so go lightly, this stuff packs a punch.

Take two, I sauted shallots in a little olive, then added about 3/4 cup mushroom very small dice, when they are almost done add the same amount of fresh figs same dice. After the figs are warm, add about one tablespoon balsamic vinegar. When the vinegar is reduced, taste mixture and season with a little salt and pepper. This time I used less Za'atar and oil mixture, I spread a very little over the entire pita. Add mushroom, fig, and vinegar mixture dot with goat cheese. Cook at 400 for 10 minutes.

My friend E, said, "You should sell this recipe, this is best." Praise from a teenager is worth twice adult praise.

So.....I'm not sure what to call this creation.

1) Fig, Mushroom, Balsamic Vinegar Reduction Goat Cheese Pizza (what a mouthful)
2) Za'atar Pizza
3) ?????

Any ideas?


alison said...

wonderful!it's za'atar pizza!

John D. said...

How about Za'tar is Born or Turn Za'tar Aound?

eSusan said...

Good one, Allison. Ha John D. I like Turn Za'tar around. Thanks.