Grecian Katerini Calzone
An exotic recipe for calzones!
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2 Packages pizza dough
1 Cup white-meat turkey, chopped
1/2 Cup of ricotta cheese
1/2 Cup crumbled feta cheese
6 Cloves minced garlic
3/4 Cup chopped spinach
1/4 Cup sliced spring onions, chopped
1/4 Cup pitted and chopped kalamata olives
1/4 Cup marinated artichoke hearts, quartered
1/4 Cup chopped yellow bell peppers
1/4 Cup chopped, fresh Roma tomatoes, chopped
1/2 Cup fresh pesto
Sea salt and pepper
1 Cup whole wheat flour
1 Beaten Egg
1/2 Cup grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 375°.
Coat a baking sheet with non-stick spray, and then dust the pan with 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour. Remove the dough from package, unroll and lay flat atop the flour. Sprinkle the nearest side with another 1/4 cup of flour. Repeat process with remaining dough.
In a bowl, combine the cheeses, garlic, spinach and spring onions. Season with salt and pepper. Divide mixture in half and place one of the halves in the center of the dough. Repeat.
Distribute the remaining ingredients (except egg and pesto) evenly over the cheese mixture on both calzones. Generously season with salt and pepper.
Seal the calzone with or fork or your fingers, making sure the corners are secure. Brush the beaten egg over the dough to give it a glossy look.
Make a few slit on the side of the calzone to allow steam to escape.
Arrange calzones on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden. .
Remove from oven and generously drizzle pesto over each calzone and sprinkle with Parmesan. Serve immediately.
Yields 4 servings