Dedicated to Joe Santos of New York-style pizza fame.
First get your 3 teaspoons of yeast going in a cup of warm water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and sugar. Then add 2 3/4 cups of flour. I use a blend of whole wheat and bread flour. Adjust to your preferences. Pour in enough olive oil during a count to 8. Put in a KitchenAid with a dough hook for 3 minutes then massage, cover in olive oil and let it sit in a warm oven for an hour or so.
Then the fun begins.
Start with the meat substitute. Or use real meat if you are that way.
Meanwhile, I prepare the onions and jalapeño.
Next up is a large portobello and a couple of garlic cloves (not pictured).
Once all that is sauteed, time to assemble. Spread that dough and create a well of some depth to hold all the shit that's going on top.
The dough does on a base of corn meal, and then a layer of tomato sauce goes on the dough. Then the mozzarella.
The gloppy topping of fake meat, onion, garlic, and jalapeño go on top.
Then the Roma tomato. Bake at 450 for 17 minutes then add the fresh basil picked from your own garden. Garnish with a generous amount of parmesan cheese which we do NOT have tonight, and enjoy.
Put your three feet up and relax and watch a James Bond flick or something.