1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. dried marjoram
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Puree ingredients in a blender.
Store in a small covered jar in the refrigerator up to 3 weeks.
1 lb ground beef
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1/2-1 1/2 teaspoon dry crushed red pepper ( start off with just a little and work your way up)
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup beef broth
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce (optional)
8 ounces vermicelli, cooked
1/2 cup sliced green onion
Brown ground beef in a large skillet, stirring until it crumbles; drain and keep warm.
Pour sesame oil in pan and heat till hot. Saute onion and next 4 ingredients in hot sesame oil until tender.
Combine cornstarch and beef broth, whisking until smooth.
Stir broth mixture, hoisin sauce, and soy sauce into onion mixture.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute.
Stir in ground beef.
Toss with hot cooked pasta, and sprinkle with sliced green onions.
1 1/2 pkgs. dry yeast
1 tsp. sugar
1 cup warm water (105 to 115)
1 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups (or more) all purpose flour
2 tbs. vegetable oil
1/3 cup olive oil
1 lg. shallot
4 lg. garlic cloves
1/2 tsp. dried oregano, crumpled
1/2 tsp. dried basil, crumbled
1/2 tsp. dried parsley, crumpled
1/2 tsp. dried red pepper flakes, crushed
1/4 tsp. dried thyme, crumbled
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 lb. Cheese, grated (mozzarella, provolone)
Sprinkle yeast and sugar over water in large bowl of heavy-duty mixer; stir to dissolve. Add salt and mix to blend. Add 2 1/2 cups flour and oil and mix until dough forms ball and cleans sides of bowl, adding more flour 1 tablespoon at a time if necessary, about 5 minutes. Continue mixing until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Cover and let stand in warm draft-free area 1 hour.
Mix all remaining ingredients except cheese in processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl, about 1 minute. (Sauce can be prepared 5 days ahead, covered and refrigerated.)
Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Divide in half. Pat each half into round. Let stand 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 475. Roll each round out on lightly floured surface into circle 1/8 inch thick. Transfer to cake rack or any flat perforated pan. Spread with sauce. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake on rack until edges of pizzas are lightly browned, about 10 minutes.