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                   Pizza with Tuna, Basil, and Pine Nuts
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Ethnic                           Main Dish
                 Pizza
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      package       Active dry yeast
      3/4  cup           Lukewarm water
    1 1/2  cups          High-gluten flour
 
 pn Salt 1 1/2 tb Extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 lb Fresh tomatoes 3 tb Extra virgin
olive oil 1    Onion; thinly sliced 1	 Garlic clove; minced 2 cn Tuna fish;
6-oz each -drained Coarse salt; to taste Ground pepper; to taste 8 tb Pine nuts;
lightly toasted Fresh basil 
  Pizza Dough:  Combine the yeast with 1/4 cup of water.
 cover and leave until double in volume.  If the mixture does not rise, throw it
away and use a fresh package of yeast. If using a food processor, fit the bowl
with a steel blade and put the flour, salt, olive oil, yeast mixture, and
remaining water into the bowl.
 Process until the dough forms a ball, about 20 seconds. Place the dough on a
smooth surface and knead for a couple of minutes, adding more flour if the dough
is too sticky. If using the hand method, combine the flour and salt and place the
mixture on a smooth working surface.  Make a well in the center and add the yeast
mixture, olive oil, and remaining water.
 Gradually work the flour into the liquid, using a wooden spoon. When the dough is
too stiff to work with the spoon, knead until smooth and shiny, about 8 to 10
minutes. Add more flour if the dough gets too sticky.
 Put the dough in a large mixing bowl. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and
let rise for 2 to 2 1/2 hours in a warm place until tripled in size. Punch down
the dough, sprinkle with flour, and knead for a minute. If not using until the
next day, place in a bowl, cover, and refrigerate.  Grease a 12-inch pizza pan
with oil. Roll out the dough with a floured rolling pin directly onto the pizza
pan. Brush with olive oil.  Let rise for 1 hour. The pizza is now ready for
filling. Pizza: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
 Peel the tomatoes either by placing them in boiling water for a few minutes or by
charring them over a gas flame or under a broiler. Slip off the skins while the
tomatoes are still warm. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large frying pan and
soften the onion without browning it. Add the garlic and the tomatoes. Cook for
about 20 minutes over medium heat, until the tomatoes are soft and the sauce has
thickened. Add the tuna fish and mix thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper.
 Spread the filling evenly over the pizza dough.
 sprinkle with the pine nuts and the remaining oil.
 Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until done. Sprinkle with the basil and serve.
 
  
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  Board:      FOOD BB Topic:      FOOD SOFTWARE Subject:    Z MM TUNA 
   To:	  KKBG35A    RUTH BURKHARDT	   Date:    07/06 From:   KKBG35A    RUTH
 BURKHARDT	  Time:    10:53 AM
 
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