Just arrived back to the cold and damp northwest after a quick trip to the nice and warm Lone Star State. Texas is such a great place: Great weather, great people and of course, great food. Two of the must-try cuisines when in Texas are BBQ and any type of Mexican or Tex-Mex.
While I absolutely love a good plate of ribs, pulled pork, beans and potato salad; Mexican food with all of its different flavors and spices is the most fun for trying different dishes and restaurants. A favorite flavor to savor for many is the chipotle pepper. Chipotle peppers have become very popular lately, but some people do not know that a chipotle pepper is actually a jalapeno that has been dried and smoked. There is something so incredibly comforting about that smoky and spicy flavor that always leaves me feeling warm and fuzzy after the first bite of foods containing chipotle.
So… you can imagine my happiness when arriving back in the drizzly Pacific Northwest, that the Garlic Jim’s March Pizza of the Month was the Southwestern Chicken! This pizza is indeed comforting – its base starts with Garlic Jim’s signature fluffy hand tossed buttermilk dough with a layer of chipotle pesto sauce that is just downright amazing: It’s a bold blend of sweet dried tomatoes, chipotle peppers, cilantro, herbs, spices and olive oil. I can’t even write this without my mouth watering!
Next are the perfectly planned toppings designed to transport you to the Southwest. Tender chicken strips, black beans, red onions and corn with a sprinkling of cheddar cheese along with that luscious 100% whole milk mozzarella that Garlic Jim’s is famous for. At the very top sits colorful and crunchy tortilla strips. The combination of these perfect ingredients is sheer southwestern delight.
This pizza is going to warm your heart! Try it all month for a special price!
Ciao for now!