Monday, January 10, 2011

Fenway Calzones

Hey Red Sox fans, is this frigid Boston weather getting you down?  Are you counting the seconds until opening day?  Can't wait to eat peanuts at Fenway or sing Sweet Caroline during the 7th inning stretch?  Do you miss Wally? I bet you are all really missing the sausage, peppers & onions sandwiches!  Would a Red Sox game ever really be the same without the smell of a sausage, pepper and onions sandwich grilling on carts outside Fenway?

I might have something to tide you over until the Sox open on April 8th vs. the Yankees!

How about a calzone filled with sausages, peppers, onions & cheese?  It will never replace the real thing but it is a good substitute until the gates at Fenway open again. 

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Fenway Calzone

1 recipe of Pizza Dough (Pioneer Woman Pizza Dough)

1-2 lbs of Sausage (any flavor)
1 Lg. Red Pepper, cleaned & sliced into strips
1 Lg. Green Pepper, cleaned & sliced into strips
2 Tbsp. Unsalted butter
1 Tsp. garlic powder
1 Tsp. fennel seed
1 Tsp. Italian Seasoning
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 Lg. Onion, sliced into rings
1/2 lb. deli sliced mozzarella cheese
2 C. Italian blend cheese

1 egg
Sesame Seeds (optional)

Prepare the pizza dough using the recipe link above, your own favorite recipe or a store bought, ready to use dough.

Cook sausage in a frying pan over medium heat.  When the sausage is cooked through, set aside and let rest.

Drain fat from the frying pan, add butter.  When the butter is melted, start cooking the peppers and onions. When the the peppers and onions start to soften add the garlic powder, fennel seed, Italian seasoning & chopped garlic.  Stir all the ingredients together and continue to cook until all the veggies are tender.  Set aside until you are ready to assemble.

Chop the sausage into coin sized pieces and set aside until ready to assemble.

Roll out the pizza dough into a rectangle (approx. 12 X 15 in).  Cut into 4 equal pieces.

On one half of the dough, layer the ingredients starting with the sliced mozzarella.  Continue with the sausage, the pepper and onion mix and finish with the shredded cheese.  Fold the rest of the dough over the filling and crimp the edges.

Just prior to cooking, brush with egg wash (1 beaten egg + 1 Tbsp water) and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Pop into the oven and cook at 350 for about 40 min.  When the calzones are ready remove from the oven and let rest for about 10 min. Serve and enjoy!


Peppers & Onions!

I just wanted to add this picture cause it's cute.  All of the red pepper rings looked like flowers.

Yum. Look at all those spices.

The veggies are spiced up and ready to get cooking.

This is Pioneer Woman's pizza dough. It is super easy, delicious and comes out great every time.

Spread the dough a bit and cut into four equal pieces.

A layer of mozzarella, sausages, peppers, onions and more....


Brush with egg wash & sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Golden brown and smelling like Yawkey Way.

A Home Run!


The Small Boston Kitchen said...

The smell of those sausages cooking up on Yawkey Way is my favorite smell on the planet. Oh this post made me happy and the calzone looks delish!

Carolyn said...

Great-lookin' calzones, even if you are not a Sox fan! I'm only so-so on the Sox, having grown up in Canada, but I do love a good afternoon at Fenway.

tastytablespoons said...

Sox or no Sox the smell of sausage and peppers get's me at any ballpark. Summer and Fenway. I can't wait :)

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