On the Menu: The Kosar Pizza Recipe

On the Menu: The Kosar Pizza Recipe

Written by Amber Tompkins, Food Editor
Photography by Chris Redd, Chief Photographer

For this pizza recipe The Kozar The Ocala Wine Experience’s Mark Sykuta recommends using store bought pizza dough that can be found in your grocery’s bakery section. So next time you’re grocery shopping, pick one up. And any of the following ingredients if you don’t already have them in your pantry…


Pizza Recipe Ingredients:

Crushed Roma Tomatoes
Parmesan Cheese, grated
Mozzarella Cheese, grated
Organic Genoa Salami
Organic Chicken Meatballs
Anchovy paste
Fennel, dried
Basil, dried
Black Pepper


Pizza Recipe Directions:

To make the sauce, begin by combining one large can of crushed roma tomatoes, a tablespoon of anchovy paste and a splash of heavy cream into a saucepan over medium high heat. Once it is simmering, incorporate a few tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese. Spread the dough into your desired pizza shape.

Since you’re creating this at home, you can think outside of the (pizza) box here. Ladle the sauce onto the dough and spread around evenly. Then sprinkle with 1 and a half cups of mozzarella cheese. Add a pinch of fennel, a teaspoon of dried Basil and a teaspoon of Black Pepper.

Last step before baking the pizza, add your meats. “The Kosar” calls for 5 ounces of chicken meatballs, 3 ounces of pepperoni and 3 ounces of organic Genoa salami.

Bake according to dough instructions and enjoy! OM

For 18-years, the Ocala Wine Experience has been a local staple – a place to socialize with friends, network and pick up a quick gift. In 2016, a lot has changed under the new ownership of Megan Whittaker and Mark Sykuta – a local couple who has breathed new life into an already popular after-hours establishment. The duo is carrying new product lines and has introduced a completely new menu to the establishment to include gourmet cheese and fruit plates, delicious chicken wings, fresh shrimp cocktail, piping-hot pizza and mouth-watering desserts. Now, patrons can do more than just indulge on wine or toke on a hookah after a long day’s work. Today, guests of the Ocala Wine Experience can stop in for a full meal while getting to know the new owners and their improved establishment. Like the Ocala Wine Experience on Facebook as there are always exciting events to attend and new opportunities to meet and mingle.

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