Aside from the perfect pizza crust (or well, MY idea of a perfect pizza crust, which is a bit soft, with a bit of chew, and a tad yeasty-flavored), what I liked about that restaurant was their chili oil. It was perfect on pizza and I love how it was mild, a tinge sweet, and basically perfect on pizza and even on pasta.
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup veg oil
1 teaspoon dried minced onions
1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
4 tablespoons dried bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 heaping tablespoon dried cranberries (or raisins)
10 pcs. dried cherry tomatoes
1. In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat oil.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cook over low heat for about 3-5 minutes.
3. We’re done.
*Aside from pizza, I’ll probably drizzle this on an open-faced cheese toast, on an omelette, rice, and steamed veggies. Oh and I think this oil is the perfect base for “gourmet tuyo”. Will post a recipe once I get around to making it.
**If you want to add other flavorings like herbs, veggies, fruits, or spices, make sure to use DRIED add-ons. Why? Botulism, that’s why. 😀
***I’ll strain this in about a week or less. Will last about a month in the fridge.