Monday, April 20, 2009

Gourmet Monday

Boy it feels like I have been gone somewhere. I haven't gone anywhere in months but the time is coming close. We had a little catering job this weekend so I have not been on the computer very much. One of the items was this Smoked-Salmon Pizza. I have made this before several times. I remember the first time I made this it was for the once a year cooking event!! I would have my parents and my sister and her family to dinner on Christmas Eve. I had been single for many years and didn't cook very often and my daughter and her family were living out of state. My two nephews devoured this pizza it was an appetizer for a very over the top meal. By the end of the night the boys were what you would say exhausted. Who would of thought teenagers would like this pizza the family has very unique tastes. If you like a lox and bagel you will love this pizza. Flavors ever where the crust has a slight crunch and the cream cheese horseradish savors the flavor of the smoked salmon. Anyone could make this dish, it can be made start to finish in 20 minutes.

Smoked- Salmon Pizza with Red Onion and Dill

1 10- ounce purchased fully baked pizza crust ( I used a Boboli)
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup minced red onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon prepared white horseradish
4 to 6 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon
capers to sprinkle

Preheat oven to 450F. Place pizza crust on baking sheet. Bake until crisp at edges, about 13 minutes. Transfer crust to rack; cool to lukewarm.
Blend cream cheese with next 4 ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.
Spread cheese topping over crust, leaving 1-inch border. Top with salmon. Slice pizza and transfer to platter. Red onion, capers and fresh dill make nice toppings. Serve the pizza with lemon wedges.


Donna-FFW said...

Sounds like a delicious topping for your pizza. It is arranged so beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Smoked salmon pizza is a great idea! Sounds delish!

Lynda said...

What a beautiful pizza! I've not had one like it before, but I bet it was a hit!

Tami said...

Very fancy! I've never seen anything like this before. It looks too pretty to eat!

I did receive my potato bag! Since we've been packing to move, I haven't used it yet. With corn on the cob coming into season, I can't wait! I'm going to blog about it later today. :) Thanks again for it!

Food For a Hungry Soul said...

Oh boy does that look Top Shelf!

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Cheryl said...

OMG you do catering too! I think I have to make this for my party too, my brother and nephews love pizza and smoked salmon!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Absolutely beautiful!! How elegant.

Ginger said...

Lynette thank you!! Why? Because when I bring this pizza to family day, I am going to be a big "HIT!!" This pizza sound very unique and extremely delicious! Can't wait for Sunday.

Kim said...

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