We like our pizza dough recipe, but if you doughn’t have the time for that, some naan bread is the way to go. As I now scour the internet, I realize that this isn’t a new concept and many others seem to have also dabbled. But perhaps you‘ve never tried it? If that is the case, I highly recommend! However, naan seems to be pretty expensive in the grocery store, so we buy ours at Costco (Stonefire brand) for a lot cheaper and freeze them. (I know I’m just wowing you with my revolutionary food concepts!) The naan lends to the perfect personal pan-size, so your family could have fun building-their-own with a topping bar. I tend to just use whatever we have on-hand. It doesn’t sound that exciting, but after you add some sauce and cheese and bake it, you won’t be disappointed.
1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees. Since our naan is usually frozen, I let it thaw out a bit before baking. A perforated pizza pan works nicely because it cooks the naan more evenly than a solid baking sheet. (If using solid baking sheet, cook naan on one side for 5 minutes, flip over to add toppings and cook for remainder. This will allow the top-side to be more crusty.)
2. For toppings, we’ve tried a lot, but here are some of our recent faves:
GREEK: sauteed garlic in olive oil as sauce, feta cheese, fresh tomato slices, black olives, and cucumbers (that we added after baking)
BBQ: sauteed garlic in olive oil as base sauce, BBQ sauce as main sauce, chicken,
TACO: refried black beans as sauce, tilapia or ground beef, shredded cheddar or colby jack cheese, corn, fresh roma tomatoes
3. Bake until cheese it melted and edges of naan are golden.
Now for a much more personal note: Yesterday (Thursday, August 28th, 2014) marked the day that I lost my cool-factor, my sex appeal, and youth. It was the day that I purchased some Sketchers GOwalks. They looked interesting– no laces, lightweight, no socks required, and on-sale. So I tried them on. Game over.