Pizza with Smoked Salmon

Step 1: You will need:
— pizza dough
— mozzarella
— smoked salmon fillet
— tomatoes
— parmesan
— fresh arugula
— extra virgin olive oil

Step 2: The first thing you need to do is turn on your oven and preheat it to 220˚C/ 430˚F. While waiting for the oven to heat, prepare your ingredients. Start with salmon: thinly slice the fillet against the grain of the fish.

Step 3: With a sharp knife slice the tomatoes into circles.

Step 4: Slice the mozzarella.

Step 5: Thinly slice the parmesan.

Step 6: Now let’s roll out our pizza. You may stretch the pizza dough with your knuckles like all professionals do, but it’s always easier to use a rolling pin. Sprinkle the table with flour, dip the dough in the flour as well and roll it into a thin sheet.

Step 7: Pour some olive oil on the crust and spread it with the back of a spoon.

Step 8: Lay the slices of salmon on the oiled crust.

Step 9: Add the tomatoes.

Step 10: It’s time to put our pizza in the oven! Keep it in the oven for about 15-20 minutes — it can take more or less than that depending on how quickly your oven bakes.

Tip: Rotate the pizza screen a couple of times while baking to make sure that the pizza cooks evenly.

Step 11: A pizza screen won’t let your pizza get a well-cooked crispy bottom. To achieve a nice crispy pizza, take it off the screen a few minutes before it has finished baking and put it on a baking sheet.

Step 12: Put the slices of mozzarella on the hot pizza. Bake the pizza on the sheet for 3-5 of minutes more until its edges turn golden.

Step 13: Put the cooked pizza on the serving plate, garnish it with some fresh arugula.

Step 14: Add the slices of parmesan.

Step 15: That’s it! The pizza with salmon is done. Slice into eight pieces and serve.

Lesson added by Sergey Burlakov