Phew, massively relieved the pizza has no cucumber in it, charred or otherwise. Looks delish. I feel like for an alternative crema you could do tahini + lemon + garlic, perhaps thinned with some water?
Made the cucumbers (with kirby or something like that, since that was what I could find) this week and the pizza a couple of weeks ago. Both were first-rate. Will have to wait awhile before I make the pizza again (so much cheese!), but I plan on charring some more cukes soon.
Tim! Have you heard of Grandma Pie? Just search bon appetit grandma pie for more ideas. I love pizza like this, and it is so easy and so delicious. I’m bringing one to a friend’s place on Saturday for dinner, and that’s the entirely of our plans.
I don’t know the rose water joke but that just made me throw up a little bit.
The charred cucumbers. GAME CHANGER. “The char turns them into proper vegetables” was the perfect way to describe this. I also threw in some tomatoes and topped with a little feta and it was delightful. Thanks so much for yet another great recipe!
When I was 11, 53 years ago, our family drove from Colorado Springs to San Francisco. We saw lots of things – the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest,the edge of Las Vegas… we went to Chinatown and I bought a wee Chinese cookbook. Back home I made a Chinese meal – duck was on the menu, but what I really remember was a dish called Slices of the Moon. Cucumber slices pressed thin, dipped in oil and sesame seeds and fried. Thank you for reminding me. God I was a weird child!