This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws Companies Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine.
This pizza makes tasty use of spring vegetables. Top your pizza with fiddleheads and asparagus for a delicious fresh pizza. Make the most of this year’s fiddlehead season!
I was absolutely thrilled when Loblaws Companies Inc. reached out to me to work with them on a new project. The focus of this campaign is fiddlehead recipes. They are absolutely delicious and available for only a short time.
My recommendation is to run right out to the store this very minute to grab some fiddleheads while you can. You’re going to want to whip up this pizza while you have the chance. It’s perfection.
The key to seasonal cooking is cooking at the height of freshness. It’s really important to use fresh ingredients immediately. If you are looking for fiddleheads check out Loblaws so you know where to buy in-season foods.
If you’re unfamiliar with cooking fiddleheads please know you MUST cook them before using them. For real, people. Do not skip this step. For food safety reasons make sure you boil, or steam, your fiddleheads prior to use.
Okay, now that we have that out of the way, let’s move on.
Growing up in Canada comes with some perks. One perk is Loblaws stores. The other perk is great food memories and history. My Dad loved fiddleheads. I’m not exaggerating. He was over the moon for them.
We all grew up eating them as kids. My Dad was the kind of man was old school. You ate what was on the table. No exceptions. At the time we hated the rule. Now as an adult, I appreciate that my Dad did it.
I think it taught us to appreciate lots of different kinds of food. We ate so much variety. I was usually the one who fought all of my Dad’s rules and choices. Now I’m grateful he opened us up to different foods.
One of those foods is fiddleheads. I had no idea they were so yummy when I was a kid. I just thought they looked funny. Let’s be honest, they do look funny. That’s okay though, most delicious food does.
Loblaws wants you to swing by their Instagram account to share your own delicious fiddlehead recipe for a chance to win your next shopping trip, with a value of up to $250.
How to enter:
Follow @LoblawsON on Instagram!
Make sure your Instagram account is public (i.e. account privacy set to “off”)!
Upload an original picture to the Loblaws Instagram page that highlights FIDDLEHEADS!
Include the hashtags #WeLoveFood and #ShareTheFoodLove!!
Now head to your local Loblaws store and stock up on fiddleheads while you can. They are only available for a short time so get cracking. Once you pick them up be sure to whip up this Fiddlehead and Asparagus Pizza.
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- Cook your fiddleheads prior to use. Directions below to boil them. Do not use raw fiddleheads on pizza. Do not eat raw fiddleheads.
- 1 package of pre-made pizza dough, or homemade pizza dough
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- 1½ cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- ½ pound of fiddleheads, cooked properly prior to use
- ½ pound of asparagus, tops only
- Fresh parsley or oregano
- Clean your fiddleheads with a vegetable brush, removing any brown areas. Cut woody ends off. Wash and rinse them very well.
- Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, add a bit of salt to the water. Drop the fiddleheads in the water, and boil for 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and rinse with hot water.
- Your fiddleheads are now ready for use.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Spray a pizza pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- Roll out or hand stretch your dough so it covers the pizza pan. Use your fingers to spread the dough. If you like crust you can manipulate the dough so there's an edge around the rim that's slightly bigger than the middle.
- Spread the sauce over the dough.
- Toss the cheese on the pizza evenly.
- Add cooked fiddleheads to the top. Then add asparagus to the top.
- Place the pan in the oven and cook for about 8 to 12 minutes, depending on how you like your pizza. If you like it crispy and very brown you can leave it in the oven for up to about 15 minutes.
- I used the middle rack of my oven for this pizza. You can use the bottom rack if you like a super crispy bottom. Just check the pizza a little sooner.
- Remove from oven carefully. Garnish if desired. Slice with a pizza cutter or pizza rocker.
- Serve with a big old fiddlehead loving smile!
Look at that yummy goodness!
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