Category Archives: Seafood

Smoked Salmon, Dill Crust Pizza Recipe

One of the things I love about Friday is when Andrew brings home our share of goodies from The Good Food Collective. This Friday I had the pleasure of going myself to pick up our fruits and veggies. Chris and Chad, two of the guys behind the GFC, always have good ideas on how to cook the veggies and their ideas often inspire me to create new pizzas.

As I placed fresh dill into my reusable shopping bag I commented that it might be fun to add dill to my dough recipe. The guys thought that would be a great idea and Chad suggested that I add salmon. Andrew and I enjoy salmon, but I have not yet used it on a pizza. Needless to say,  I was super excited to get home and try this out!

When I got home I rinsed and then chopped up the fresh dill. Then I minced some onion. I made my normal dough recipe, then added the dill and onion. While that was rising I prepared the other ingredients. My mom has been experimenting with making smoked salmon and she was nice enough to donate some fresh smoked salmon for the good of the pizza. I broke the salmon by hand into small bite sized pieces. For a base, I roasted garlic and mashed it with olive oil, then spread it on the pre-baked dough. I sprinkled on mozzarella cheese, the salmon and added some capers before letting it finish bake in the oven.

The dill and onion made the crust taste great, fresh and summery! I love smoked salmon and on this pizza it tasted amazing. All of that along with the capers made this pizza a success! In making this pizza I became inspired to experiment more when making my dough and encouraged to use seafood on more pizzas.

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White Clam Pizza Recipe

New Haven, CT

New England is known to have amazing seafood. Clams are used in recipes including clams casino, clam chowder and steamed clams. Many pizzerias have attempted to create a white clam pizza, but none compare to The Original Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana in New Haven Connecticut. Pepe’s has been serving pizza since 1925. It was in the 1960’s that Pepe’s began serving their white clam pizza.

Pepe’s signature dish is served with fresh clams, garlic, oil, grated cheese and oregano. I have heard wonderful things about this pizza so I decided not to stray too far from Pepe’s recipe when creating my white clam pizza.

After pre-baking the dough I drizzled on a little oil, minced garlic, and then spread on mozzarella cheese. Next I added the clams and then sprinkled on some crushed red pepper and oregano. I let it bake for 10 minutes and then dug in. The spice from the red pepper and flavors of the garlic and clams together tasted amazing! I am now a big fan of white clam pizza!