Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Homemade pizza - we know this is good. Our pizza last night has been dubbed "pretty in pink" as it was a smoked salmon pizza on a pink tomato and cream cheese base. This pizza was also inspired by one of my mom's favorite breakfast, lox 'n bagel with all the fixin's.
1 wheat pizza dough ball
2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
1-2 tablespoons tomato paste
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
half a cucumber, cut into thin strips
1-2 small tomatoes, sliced
2 tablespoons capers, drained well
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella
3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan
2 teaspoons garlic powder
half purple onion, sliced thin
flour for dusting
cornmeal for dusting
3-4 oz smoked salmon, roughly chopped
Preheat oven and pizza stone at 400 for about 15 minutes. Roll out pizza dough on floured surface. Carefully remove pizza stone from oven and dust with a bit of cornmeal. Assemble dough on stone. Mix cream cheese and tomato with 1 tablespoon cilantro in a small bowl and spread evenly on dough. Top with salmon, onion, cucumber strip, tomato slices, capers, mozzarella, Parmesan, S&P to taste and garlic powder. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes depending on how crispy you like your pizza. After baking, top with remaining cilantro.
There is nothing like a good pizza to hit the spot at dinner. Enjoy!

Also, have you watched Unique Sweets on the Cooking Channel? It basically highlights amazing desserts around the country (mostly NYC). They are talking about The Chocolate Room in Brooklyn right now - it looks amazing!! I think I like the Cooking Channel better than Foodnetwork TV. Okay, I am going back to drooling over the Best Chocolate in the World.

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