Thursday, June 17, 2010

Smoked Salmon Pizza

Ever since I first learnt how to make pizza, we have completely stopped ordering home deliveries and only on very rare occassions had it outside in restaurants. It's amazing that once you sort of "master" a dish, anything that's not home made somehow does not come up to expectations. That's how I feel (surprisingly as well as my other half), what about you guys?

A couple of months back we decided to explore some food warehouse sellers at Woodlands Terrace (this is in Singapore). In particular we wanted to check out Fassler Gourmet and Melvados . If you happen to stay in Singapore and have not gone yet, I encourage you to do so. Do visit Melvados on the last Saturday of each month as they usually have food-tasting day (but check their website first in case the dates have been changed).

We actually expected the premises to be bigger but on the contrary it was the opposite. All the items being sold at Fassler was cramped into a extremely, extremely coldroom. The coldroom was small as well and there were quite a few shoppers inside. But the range of frozen food stuff they had was mind boggling. Check out their website which has the price listing as well. We ended up buying close to $100 worth of food comprising of pre-packed soups (their smoked salmon chowder is so, so good), mixed frozen seafood, different types of smoked salmon, salmon fish patties, fried salmon fish skin as well as frozen red snapper fillets. By the way, they even have fresh salmon sashimi as well.

At Melvados, we went berzerk again cause it was food-tasting Saturday. There was at least 5 different types of brownies, 4 types of cake (including durian cake .. yummy), pasta and pesto sauces, 3 types of bread, lasagna and at least 12 different flavours of ice-cream and yoghurts. Another $100 went out of the wallet at Melvados. We had to rearrange my entire fridge/freezer to store everything away. But it was a whole lot of fun.

Anyway back to this recipe posting. As you can see, it's smoked salmon and yes, it's from Fassler.

Salmon pizza 2

Pizza Dough
Recipe from Kitchenaid
Makes two 15" round pizzas


1 pkg active dry yeast (about 11g)
1 cup warm water (105 to 115F)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp olive oil
2 1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp cornmeal


1) Dissolve yeast in warm water in a mixer bowl. Add salt, olive oil, and 2 1/2 cups flour. Attach bowl and dough hook.

2) Turn to Speed 2 and mix for 1 minute. Continue on speed 2, add remaining flour, a bit at a time and mix for another 2 minutes, or until dough clings to hook and cleans sides of bowl.

3) Knead on speed 2 for 2 more minutes. Place dough in greased bowl, turn the ball of dough around to ensure that you grease the entire ball. Cover bowl with cling-wrap. Let rise in warm place, free from draft, about 1 hour or until double in bulk.

4) Preheat oven to 220C. Punch down dough to release the gas. Brush 2 pizza pans with oil and sprinkle with cornmeal. Split dough into 2 balls. Roll, stretch, or toss the dough until thin and place on the pans.

5) Then smear on your favourite pizsa or tomato sauce thinly and evenly. Spread toppings and chesses and bake for about 15 - 18 minutes until golden brown. Remove pizzas from oven and allow it to sit for about 1 - 2 minutes before cutting them to serve.

Salmon pizza 1

Salmon pizza


busygran said...

I haven't got a chance to make pizza cos my family's not into pizza. Your pizza looks so tempting that I might just try to make one and force-feed my family. Heehee!

El said...

I am completely with you. Once we started making our own we never went back. This pizza looks great!

pigpigscorner said...

wow fod tasting day sounds awesome! Your pizza looks amazing!

Marina Mott said...


Iron Chef Shellie said...

it's so true, once you master a dish at home it's hard to find something that compares at restaurants!

i must try making pizza dough soon!

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