Growing up in Denmark we never had pizza. The first time I had pizza was in New Jersey which was years ago. Now a days pizza is much more common in Denmark. You can find pizza shops not only in Copenhagen but in the suburbs and small towns too. My relatives and friends seem to eat pizza regularly just because it is so easy to get and delicious.
Below is a pizza recipe that combines some of our favorite Scandinavian ingredients including smoked salmon onto a pizza. This smoked salmon pizza makes a wonderful appetizer for a party or a light summer dinner. The ingredients listed below are easy to find in any grocery store. Plus, this delicious pizza is very easy to make. I do recommend eating the pizza the same day that you make it. However just like most pizzas it will probably quickly disappear the same day you serve it.
Check out our YouTube video
to see how Karen Grete prepares this delicious smoked salmon pizza
- 8 ounces prepared pizza dough
- oil in a can (for spraying the pizza)
- chopped chives
- chopped dill
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- Capers, drained
- 6 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon
1.Preheat the oven to 500°F.
2.On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out into a 10-inch round. Transfer the dough to a baking sheet. Brush or spray it with oil and punch it with a fork. Bake until crust is golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Let the pizza crust cool for 5 minutes.
3.While pizza crust is in the oven, mix the cream cheese with the chopped dill and chopped chives
4.On a cool crisp pizza crust, spread the sour cream mixture over the pizza. Arrange the salmon to cover the surface entirely. Sprinkle with the capers and dill.
5.Slice the pizza into 4 pieces for the light dinner or slice the pizza into smaller slices for the appetizers. Serve immediately.
You might want to add pepper or a slice of lemon to taste. Also, we used chopped dill but you can substitute using chopped chives instead.
In this photo above we served the salmon pizza on a Royal Copenhagen plate. The pattern design is Blue Flower Curve which is perfect to use during the summer season. Love the floral pattern.