Thursday, January 13, 2011

Smoked Salmon Mini Pizzas

This is a recipe that I adapted from Food Network's show "Giada at Home". Giada made a lovely sunset brunch with Smoked Salmon Pizzettes (mini pizzas), Eggs Florentine, and Raspberry Filled Crepes. The whole meal looked amazing and I decided to try her Smoked Salmon Pizzettes. These are absolutely DELICIOUS. Things I changed---I used less capers & used a pizza crust mix.



Smoked Salmon Mini Pizzas

Ingredients:

  • (1) 6.5 oz. package of pizza crust mix
  • flour for dusting work surface
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • 1/4 cup Mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1.5 tablespoons capers, rinsed, drained, and coarsely chopped and dried on paper towels
  • 2 oz. smoked salmon, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped chives
Directions: 

  • Place oven rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Mix pizza dough mix according to package directions. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand 5 minutes or the amount of time stated on package.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out into a 1/4 inch thick round.
  • Using a 2 inch round cookie cutter, cut out circles from the pizza dough. You should get approximately 14-15 circles.
  • Arrange the circles on a heavy baking sheet.
  • Prick the circles all over with the tines of a fork.
  • Drizzle lightly with olive oil.

  • Place in oven and bake until golden brown, 7-10 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the sour cream, marscarpone cheese, and capers until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spoon about 1/2 -1 teaspoon of mascrcapone mixture into the center of each pastry round.
  • Top with a piece of salmon and press gently.
  • Arrange the pizzas on a platter or  wooden pizza paddle.
  • Sprinkle with chopped chives just before serving.
These mini pizzas are delish and I love the colors. I made raspberry crepes with Chambord whipped cream and fluffy scrambled eggs with chives to go with these. SO yummy!

4 comments:

  1. Those look delish! And not that difficult either. Might have to bookmark this!

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  2. these are adorable! would be super cute to serve at a party!

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