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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Egg Pizza with Red Caviar



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This brunch pizza is a study in wretched excess. It is also delicious and will make any late morning meal special. The pizza is loosely based on one that was developed by Wolfgang Puck and served as part of a holiday brunch at Postrio, one of his restaurants. The idea of pizza for breakfast or brunch may be off-putting to some, but if you look at the ingredients used here, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. While smoked salmon and caviar aren't everyday foods, the components of this dish are really breakfast items that are served in a slightly different way. I've simplified the original recipe and eliminated making the pizza crust. I use pocketless pita bread as the base for the pizza and it works quite well. It makes life much easier, but if you'd like to see the original recipe you can find it here. This wonderful dish is easy to make and I have only one caution to share with you. Do not over cook the eggs. They should be barely set when spread on the pizza base. They will continue to cook in the oven and they'll be rubbery if they are overdone. I know those of you who try this brunch-style pizza will love it. Here's the recipe. We'll not talk of cost.

Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Egg Pizza with Red Caviar...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Wolfgang Puck

Ingredients:
1 8-inch pocketless pita bread
4 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded Fontina cheese
2 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon
1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons salmon roe

Directions:
1) Place a pizza stone on middle rack of oven. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Place pita bread on a flat surface.
2) In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and salt and pepper to taste. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and butter. When butter melts, add egg mixture and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until slightly set but still very moist, about 4 minutes.
3) Immediately spread eggs on pizza, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Spread cheeses on top. Using a peel or large spatula, carefully transfer pita to hot pizza stone and cook just until cheese melts and starts to bubble, about 5 minutes. Use peel or large spatula to transfer to a cutting board. Arrange smoked salmon on top. With a large, heavy knife, cut into wedges. Garnish with chives. Top with salmon roe. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.






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59 comments :

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmm now that is what I want for breakfast and I have no salmon in the house!! Have a good day, Diane

Sook said...

Such an interesting idea! I would love to try this.

angsarap said...

All I can say is Wow, this is a great recipe :)

Hovkonditorn said...

An interesting pizza :)

Silvia said...

Espectacular receta y preciosas fotos. Un blog muy tentador.

Besos.

Three-Cookies said...

Decadent, I could happily eat this on a regular basis!

Clint said...

Looks sensational! I love how you are so creative in your posts, as well as your obvious culinary expertise. This, however, looks like much more than ONE PERFECT BITE.

FLORY said...

Excellent, I never tried but I'd sure like it!

Kim said...

Next brunch I'm hosting, I'm trying this pizza!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Ahhhhh... that is a champagne worthy breakfast if ever I saw one! Silver Fox is a lucky man!! Hope your day is filled with things just as wonderful as the way you are starting it! blessings ~ tanna

thecompletecookbook said...

This is the most decadent little pizza - yum!
:-) Mandy

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Not offputting to me, I would love to have a slice of pizza for brunch!

Parsley Sage said...

Hot stuff! That's a kind of brunch I could REALLY get into. Well done!

StephenC said...

Some homemade gravlax might be good.

Angie's Recipes said...

That's definitely a 5-star pizza!

daphne said...

What a lovely brunch!! I would happily have this on the weekend.

Foodycat said...

"Wretched excess" is such a perfect description of this glorious-looking brunch! Definitely needs a glass of something chilled and bubbly.

Design Wine and Dine said...

I can hardly control myself looking at this picture! Smoked salmon and the red caviar are heaven to me...matched w/the eggs and the pita bread...well what's better than heaven?! I use the pocketless pita bread all the time too for pizza crusts, they are wonderfully sturdy to toppings, etc! Happy Sunday Mary!

The Glamorous Gourmet said...

Wow - I bet that is positively delicious! Love it:)

The Harried Cook said...

I am really curious about how this would taste, but it looks delicious! I am huge fan of smoked salmon, and I think that seals the deal for me :) Thanks for another awesome post, Mary!

PeggyR said...

That sounds very different, but good!

Alina---Explora Cuisine said...

I haven't seen a pizza like this before Mary, it looks beautiful, and I love the ingredients!!! Hope you're having a beautiful Sunday!

kitchen flavours said...

What an interesting combination! I, for one, have not tried caviar before, and I'm not sure whether I'll like it, maybe yes, maybe no. I'll just have to try it one day!

nat. said...

Pizza with smoked salmon and caviar - this is sth totally new for me:)

Really inetersting idea,have to try one day!

Gloria said...

absolutely yummy!! Have a wonderful day dera Mary, x gloria

Stephen said...

I usually have a lox & cream cheese bagel for breakfast at least once a week. I think this pizza would be a great afternoon substitute. It looks realy good!

lena said...

for me, this would be great at anytime of the day!

Tracy said...

yikes. my favorite. in fact, gravlax is one of my favorite things to eat with my fingers. i must have been some sort of bear in a recent life

Chiara said...

It's really original Mary! Pizza is my favourite meal, I would love to try this! Thanks for sharing, have a good Sunday....

Pondside said...

Brunch? This will be our Sunday dinner tonight. I can't think of anything that would go better on a grey and rainy evening - we are just about fed up with soup!

Food Glorious Food! said...

I love the combination of caviar and salmon.... would love to try this with my mom!

Joanne said...

Only you, Mary, only you! This looks like the best brunch food ever! I am such a sucker for smoked salmon...and caviar...so good.

Karen said...

Beautiful and so decadent! The perfect dish for an elegant Sunday brunch. Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe Mary!

Priya said...

Lovely pizza, love the combination of salmon,egg and red caviar, simply interesting..

Cooking Creation said...

Wow! Any leftovers you can share? Looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing :)

Big Dude said...

Wow Mary - Looks delicious

Ola said...

This meal is absolutely perfect even for finger-food parties (in smaller edition of course) :)

yummychunklet said...

The smooth peachy color of the smoked salmon is just divine!

Al Dente Gourmet said...

What a Beautiful-Mouth watering Pizza! A perfect match of flavors :)

Have a great day,

Aldy.

Cheryl said...

That is just gorgeous, I am not sure I could eat it, not a fan of Caviar! but it looks yummy anyway!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I'm heading West. I should be there in time for breakfast ...

Elaine said...

I love pizza for breakfast, but this doesn't look like any breakfast pizza I've ever had! It looks so delicious, Mary. I hope you are having a beautiful Sunday.

Nathalia said...

Un desayuno estupendo, Mary. La pizza se ve sencillamente exquisita.
Un abrazo.

Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg said...

It's my day for a blog hop, I'd love it if you came over and shared one of your great recipes at savory sunday!! Have a great day :)

Julie E. said...

Mary...thank you for visiting my blog (Cupcakes and Beer)the other day. I love your blog! It is so beautifully done. I look forward to trying some of your recipes and have started making a list of ones I want to try.

We Are Not Martha said...

Whoa! This pozza is absolutely out of this world!!

Sues

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Mary, this is such a high-end recipe and just right for a recipe for savvy New Yorkers! (I am a born and bred NY'er, but I don't think I was ever savvy! LOL!) Seriously, it is very impressive.
Best,
Gloria

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Deliciously elegant.

That Girl said...

Hmmmmm what if you like overcooked eggs?

Claudia said...

Wow. I'm in.

Anna A. said...

What a delicious brekkie combo that calls for a crystal mimosa to go with it. Eat your heart of D. Trump!

Jenn said...

I would have never thought about scrambled eggs on pizza... I'm very intrigued :) Would love to have a slice right now!

Carolyn™ said...

Oh yum that sounds and looks so good.

Julia @ DimpleArts said...

Now that's what I am talking about! Red caviar and smoked salmon are my two favorites (being from the old country and all) ;). This is a perfect combo for breakfast!

Sunanda said...

Wow!! pizza looks delicious and perfect.. would love to try this..

Sunanda's Kitchen

Stevie said...

This breakie pizza looks marvelous for brunch though is a cholesterol mightmare! Good for you. I'm off to the gym now...

penny aka jeroxie said...

super indulgence in a pizza. love to have this as a breakfast.

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

I am not creative enough to make this kind of pizza so I'm very admire of your creativity with food!

megi said...

I haven't had breakfast yet and would love to start my day with with smoked salmon and scrambled egg pizza, who wouldn't?

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