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National Pizza Day recipe from Ontario’s own Chef Stephan Schulz

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OTTAWA, February 9, 2023 – Today is National Pizza Day and Ottawa Times has a special recipe to share from Toronto area Chef Stephan Schulz. It all begins with black olive bread, then take it from there, Chef Schulz:

Chef’s Note; February 9th marks a festive day in my calendar, its National Pizza Day. The little ones in my family can’t wait for pizza day, it is their favourite of many treats. I think they would have pizza day everyday if it was up to them. There is no reason why we need to stick to the traditional style of pizzas, now, you can create a pizza with just about anything. I chose a black olive bread as the base to hold the ingredients, and you know something, it tastes great and you get a loud crunching sound when you bite down.

Black Olive Bread Pizza Sandwich recipe by Chef Schulz

Ingredients needed: 

• One long, black olive bread (with Kalamata Olives)

• 5 to 7 ounces of Pizza sauce, or substitute marinara sauce 
• 5 to 6 ounces of shaved mozzarella cheese

• 2 to 4 ounces of the sliced pepperoni 
• 1 Chorizo sausage 
• 3 to 4 sliced mushrooms
• Roasted peppers 
• 1 to 2 ounces of crumbled blue cheese 

Directions:

• Preheat oven to 400°F or 205°C
• Slice black olive bread in half
• Drizzle both pieces with olive oil and place in oven then roast until the outer edges turn a golden brown 

• Chop-up the chorizo sausage

• Take a pan, add olive oil and fry the ingredients (mushrooms, chopped chorizo sausage, pepperoni)


To assemble your Pizza sandwich

• Remove the two slices of black olive bread from the oven once the outer edges are golden brown

On one slice;

• Add 4 to 5 spoons of pizza sauce 
• Add a handful of shredded mozzarella
• Add slices of pepperoni 
• Add roasted peppers 
• Add more mozzarella on top of the pepperoni and peppers 

On the other slice; 

• Add 4 to 5 spoons of pizza sauce 
• Add a handful of shredded mozzarella 
• Add the pan fried chorizo sausage
• Add the pan fried mushrooms 
• Add a touch of mozzarella on top and then at crumbled blue cheese on top

• Place both pieces in the oven and bake them at 375°F or 190°C
 for approximately 10 minutes and until the cheese is nicely melted. 

Another tasty recipe Chef Stephan Schulz
Chef Stephan Schulz

Chef Stephan Schulz works across Canada with corporations and with food brokers developing recipes for major restaurants and restaurant chains across Canada. Follow Chef Schulz on instagram for his daily recipe and plated photo posts: https://www.instagram.com/chef_schulz 

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