SALMON AND CREAM CHEESE PIZZAS
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These salmon and cream cheese pizzas are amazingly quick and easy, with heaps of delicious flavour! If you don’t like salmon, try prawns, smoked chicken or thinly sliced roast beef instead.

These salmon and cream cheese pizzas are amazingly quick and easy, with heaps of delicious flavour! If you don’t like salmon, try prawns, smoked chicken or thinly sliced roast beef instead.

I was down in Golden Bay recently, celebrating dad’s 60th birthday, and we visited Anatoki Salmon Farm. They provide all the equipment and you can go and catch yourself a fish (you just pay for what you catch). The salmon didn’t seem to like me very much (more likely it was my terrible technique!) and it took me quite a long time to catch one, but everyone else managed pretty easily. We ended up with 9 fish between the 6 of us, so we had some as fresh fillets, some sliced into sashimi and the rest smoked and vacuum packed.

Needless to say, we’ve been eating a lot of salmon lately which has inspired a couple of new recipes! These salmon and cream cheese pizzas are one of them. They’re so quick to whip up and taste gourmet enough to serve to guests. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

 

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These salmon and cream cheese pizzas are amazingly quick and easy, with heaps of delicious flavour! If you don’t like salmon, try prawns, smoked chicken or thinly sliced roast beef instead.

SALMON AND CREAM CHEESE PIZZAS

Keyword: MAIN MEALS, SEAFOOD
Difficulty: Easy
Ready In: 23 minutes
Serves: 4

These salmon and cream cheese pizzas are amazingly quick and easy, with heaps of delicious flavour! If you don’t like salmon, try prawns, smoked chicken or thinly sliced roast beef instead.

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Ingredients

PIZZAS

  • 2 large, thin store-bought pizza bases (approx. 300g/10.6oz)
  • 1/4 cup pizza paste (100g)
  • 200 g hot smoked salmon (7oz)
  • 125 g lite cream cheese (4.4oz)
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 3 Tbsp capers
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese (75g)

TO SERVE

  • 125 g cherry tomatoes (4.4oz)
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • 120 g Mediterranean rocket (4.2oz)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 220ºC (430ºF) bake and line two large oven trays with baking paper.

  2. PREPARE PIZZAS

    Place pizza bases on the prepared trays. Spread pizza paste on the bases. Break the salmon up into smaller pieces and arrange on the pizzas. Add small dollops of cream cheese. Thinly slice red onion and place on the salmon and cream cheese. Scatter capers over the top. Finish with grated cheese.

  3. Bake pizzas for 6-7 minutes, then switch positions of the trays and bake for a further 6-7 minutes, until pizzas are golden and crisp around the edges.

  4. PREPARE SERVING INGREDIENTS

    While pizzas cook, cut cherry tomatoes in half and thinly slice cucumber. Cut lemon into wedges.

  5. SERVE

    Slice pizza and top with rocket, tomatoes and cucumber. Serve with wedges of lemon to squeeze over the top.

Recipe Notes

WINE MATCH: Go for a Chardonnay.

GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: Choose your favourite gluten-free pizza bases. Ensure pizza paste is gluten-free.
INGREDIENT SWAPS / NOTES: I used the new Turkish Bread cauliflower pizza bases, which include a mixture of white and wholemeal flours as well as cauliflower. Taste, texture and size were all perfect - would highly recommend these! Cold smoked salmon could be used instead of hot smoked. If you don’t like salmon, try prawns, sliced smoked chicken or thinly sliced roast beef instead.
STORING AND REHEATING: Store pizza separate from salad, in the fridge. Pizzas are best reheated in the oven to keep the base nice and crisp.

 

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