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On Deck: Pork Stomach and Honey Crisp Apples Pizza

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On Deck: Pork Stomach and Honey Crisp Apples Pizza

Written by Xavier— Posted in avril 27, 2023

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Pork and fruit pairing: A Match Made in Heaven

Jay Z & Beyonce, peanut butter & jelly, ketchup & mustard, pork & fruit! It simply works. Some issues are merely made for one another, and I’m certain by now you already know that I really like to combine pork and fruit for pizza toppings. It’s an countless and seasonal pairing that you would be able to have a lot enjoyable with. Winter, Spring, Summer season and Fall, you’ll all the time discover a good pork and fruit pairing.

Chris Decker, Managing Partner, Metro Pizza, Las Vegas

Chris Decker, Managing Associate, Metro Pizza, Las Vegas

For this month, I’m placing collectively for you the crunchy honey crisp apple that I’ve pickled in apple cider vinegar. The pickling provides it a punch of acid to accompany its already candy taste. The acid additionally prevents the apple from browning, so this will probably be a straightforward merchandise so that you can retailer and use later. Together with this fruit, I added some pork stomach. All of us love pork stomach, proper?! I slice it into lardons and fry it in a pan. As soon as browned I switch the pork stomach to a paper towel lined plate to get the surplus fats off and to chill.

Subsequent, what would you pair pork and apples with? I’m from the East Coast, so for me it’s a scrumptious cheddar. Get one of the best one yow will discover. I gives you a touch on nice cheddar: it needs to be white. Yellow cheddar is for college lunches. I simply add slightly bit to some complete milk mozzarella so it enhances the richness and doesn’t overwhelm the pizza. Lastly, and kind of the key murderer of this pizza, is the mustard greens. Tart, some say “sizzling” so far as taste, however including this and its pop of inexperienced colour to this pizza is what actually brings all of it collectively.

Chris Decker is managing associate at Metro Pizza in Las Vegas, NV.  Instagram: @everythingbutanchovies

On Deck: Pork Stomach and Honey Crisp Apples Pizza


Recipe kind: Pizza


  • *For the pickled apples: 2 honey crisp apples
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • *For the Lardons: 6 ounces pork stomach
  • *For the mustard greens: 1 head, rinsed and dried. Reduce round thick stalk and discard. Chop leafy greens into ribbons.
  • *For the Pizza
  • 8-10 ounce dough ball
  • 2 ounces complete milk mozzarella
  • 2 ounces cheddar
  1. Peel and quarter the apples, then cube to desired dimension. I did a few ¼-inch cube — not too massive, not too small. Simply sufficient to chunk into and know that they’re there.
  2. Add the apples to a container and put aside.
  3. While you’re dicing the apples, add the vinegar, water, sugar and salt to a sauté pan and produce to a boil, stirring to ensure the sugar and salt dissolve within the answer.
  4. When the liquid involves a speedy boil, pour it over the diced apples and let cool within the fridge, uncovered.
  5. When they’re lastly cool, wrap and put aside within the fridge for later. They may final for as much as every week.
  6. For the pork stomach lardons, I slice them into thick matchsticks and add to a pan on medium-high warmth and prepare dinner evenly.
  7. Let cool on a towel lined plate.
  8. In that very same pan add the chopped mustard greens and prepare dinner within the pork fats.
  9. Salt and pepper, to style. I are likely to go heavy with pepper on this because the pork fats is already salty.
  10. For the pizza, use an 8-10 ounce dough ball and stretch to desired dimension.
  11. High with 2 ounces of complete milk mozzarella and a couple of ounces of cheddar.
  12. Subsequent, high with the sautéed greens and pork.
  13. Bake at 550 F for 8-10 minutes till your required bake is achieved.
  14. Let cool, slice after which add the drained pickled apples.



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