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Marinara Pizza Neapolitan Pizza Style

Marinara Pizza Neapolitan Pizza Style

Marinara pizza is a typical Neapolitan pizza seasoned in a very simple way, with tomato, garlic, oregano and oil. This, together with Margherita pizza , is among the most popular and iconic Neapolitan pizzas.

The name Marinara pizza derives from the fact that the ingredients, easily stored, could be brought by the sailors to prepare pizzas during their long journeys.

History

Ingredients

Marinara Pizza Sauce:

  • 1 (14-ounce) can whole peeled Italian tomatoes (preferably San Marzano)

Marinara Pizza Topping:

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Origan
  • Garlic

Steps to Make Pizza

Note: while there are multiple steps to this recipe, this pizza is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and baking.

Make the Marinara for Pizza Sauce:

Gather the ingredients.

  1. Make the sauce by either pushing the tomatoes through a food mill or simply pulsing them in a food processor until a chunky liquid is formed.
  2. Heat wood-oven to at least 450 °, higher if your oven allows for 90 seconds.

how make pizza dough at home

  • If using a pizza stone in home oven you can cook at 250° for 3/4 minutes , place it in the oven to heat as well.

Assemble the Marinara Pizza s

Gather the ingredients.

  1. Onto a well-floured surface, stretch out each ball of dough into a 30 cm circle. Donn’t Use a floured rolling pin. make a perfect circle!
  2. Place one rolled out piece of dough onto a lightly floured pizza peel, shake gently to ensure that the dough is not sticking.
  3. Spread about 1/3 cup of sauce over the dough, leaving about a 1/2-inch edge without sauce.
  4. Top the sauce with a garlic and origan and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. You can also add the origan and olive oil after the pizza is cooked.
  5. Transfer pizza from peel to the hot stone in the oven.

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