Smoked Salmon Pizza Recipe – Røget Laks Pizza


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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instruction:

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.                                   
A delicious side salad is great to have with this pizza.  My suggestion is one of our cucumber salads or even a cucumber lemon drink.  
 
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.

Mustard Dill Sauce for Gravlax – Gravlaxsås


A delicious sauce to serve with gravlax and other kinds of fish.
Mustard Dill Sauce:
Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • salt and pepper optional
Instructions:

Combine both mustard’s, brown sugar, and vinegar in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. The sauce may be prepared up to this point 1 day in advance and kept covered and chilled. Just before serving stir in the chopped dill.

      Yield: 3/4 cup

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      Gravad Laks – Gravad Lax – A delicious Nordic Dill-cured Salmon Dish Recipe


      Gravlax is a family favorite.  So surprisingly easy to make.  We are sure you will enjoy both making and eating it.  Perfect dish to make during the holidays!

      Gravlax is a Nordic dish consisting of raw salmoncured in saltsugar, and dill.

      Ingredients

      • 1 pounds fresh salmon, center cut
      • 1 large bunch of dill, plus 1/4 cup chopped dill for serving
      • 1/2 cup salt
      • 1/2 cup sugar
      • 2 tablespoons pepper
      • Optional: 1 tablespoon whole fennel seeds 
      • Pumpernickel bread, sourdough bread, or crisp bread  (knaekbroed) for serving
      Mustard/Dill Sauce Ingredients

      Capers, chopped onion, horseradish,lemon slices

      Trivia: Did you know that during the Middle Ages, gravlax was made by fishermen, who salted the salmon and lightly fermented it by burying it in the sand above the high-tide line?

      Directions

      1. Cut the salmon in half crosswise and place half the fish skin side down in a deep dish.
      2. Wash and shake dry the dill shop it and place it on the fish.
      3. Combine the salt, sugar, crushed peppercorns in a small bowl and sprinkle it evenly over the piece of fish.
      4. Place the other half of salmon over the dill, skin side up.
      5. Cover the dish with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Place something  heavy on top. Refrigerate the salmon for 2 and up to 3 days, turning it every day and basting it with the liquid that collects as well as the salt/sugar/pepper.
      6. Lay each piece of salmon flat on a cutting board, whip off the salt/sugar/pepper and dill, and sprinkle the top of the salmon with chopped fresh dill. 
      7. With a long thin slicing knife, slice the salmon in long thin slices as you would for smoked salmon.
      8. Serve with dark pumpernickel bread, crisp bread or sourdough bread and mustard sauce. You can also serve with chopped onion, horseradish and capers, if desired.

      Trivia: Did you know that the Scandinavian word gravlax means buried salmon?

      • grav (or gravad)=grave 
      • lax (or laks)=salmon
      • Danish =Gravad laks
      • Norweigian=Gravlaks
      • Swedish=Gravlax
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      Smørrebrød – Stjerneskud – Shooting Star Open-Faced Sandwich – A Simplified Delightful Version!


      This Shooting Star sandwich is my abbreviated version of a famous Danish sandwich.  It is not only pretty to look at, but it also tastes great and is healthy. It’s basically a combination of a variety of seafood toppings.

       

      Ingredients:

      • Rye Bread (Rugbrød)
      • Butter
      • Fried Filet of Sole (or Plaice}
      • 1 piece of Smoked  Salmon
      • 1 tbsp Cod roe or Caviar
      • Approx.6 Shrimps
      • 3-4 asparagus
      • Dill
      • Lettuce
      • 2 Lemon Wedges

      Directions:

      1. Dip the first fish in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs, fry until golden brown in butter. Once this has cooled we are ready to make the sandwich.
      2. Place lettuce on the buttered rye bread
      3. Arrange the luke warm/cold fried fish on top of the lettuce
      4. On top add mayonnaise
      5. Next place smoked salmon on end of the fried fish and  shrimp on the other end of the fried fish
      6. In between the salmon and the shrimp place the asparagus as if it is shooting up in the air
      7. On top twist two slices of lemon on end of the asparagus.  
      8. Add cod roe (or caviar) on the asparagus and in the center of the sandwich
      9. Add dill behind the lemon
      We usually set the table with a Royal Copenhagen plate, a fork, a knife and a glass for the beer. When we have a Danish celebration, we traditionally have Danish beer and schnapps with an open-faced sandwich and say Skål frequently! 
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      How to Make a Marinated Salmon A delicious and easy to make Salmon Dinner

      Quick, easy and perfect. This salmon dinner recipe is one of our favorites.  If you are short on time this is a perfect dinner to make.  You can marinate the salmon to give a rich flavor earlier in the day.  Then when you are ready to make the dinner pop the salmon in the oven and whip up the sides.  A delicious salmon dinner to make year round. 



      Ingredients:

      • 4 salmon fillets
      • 1-2 tbsp honey
      • 2 tbsp mustard
      • 2 tbsp oil
      • juice and lemon zest of 1/2 lemon
      • salt and ground pepper
      • 1 onion sliced and chopped
      • chopped parsley, chives, rosemary, thyme
      • baked potato served with butter
      • peas or other vegetable on the side

       Kitchen Utensils:

      • oven proof dish
      • cutting board
      • knife
      • 1 small bowl

      Instruction:

      1. Thoroughly rinse the salmon in cold water and pat dry.
      2. Mix honey, mustard, oil, lemon zest and juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
      3. Place the salmon fillets and the chopped onions in an ovenproof dish. Pour the marinade over the fish and leave it for 30 min.
      4. Heat the oven to 400F and roast the fish and onions for approx. 12-15 min (or till fish is flaky). To test the salmon poke a fork at the thickest part of the salmon and the fish should flake. If not, steam the fish for 1 or 2 more minutes.
      5. Transfer the salmon to a plate. Serve with the baked potato on the side with butter and chopped herbs and another vegetable on the side.

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      *Jansson’s Temptation A Swedish Christmas dish – Janssons Frestelse
      *How to make Swedish Sour Cream Cucumber Salad with Dill. svensk gurksallad.
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      *Brunsviger – A classic Danish cinnamon coffee cake
      *how to make aeblskiver (æbleskiver)
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      *how to make Danish sugar browned potatoes (brunede kartofler)
      *how to make Danish red cabbage (rødkaal)
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      Norsk Lakseroulade med asparges. Norwegian Lakserulader with asparagus. A Delicious Salmon Dinner!

      The Norwegian salmon from the unpolluted fjords is exported all over the world.
      If you get a chance to try a Norwegian Salmon dinner you won’t be disappointed.  You can be pretty creative cooking a salmon. Below is a delicious dinner combination of pink salmon and fresh green asparagus that you should try. The proportion is for two servings.  

       

      Ingredients:

      • 2 thin slices of salmon fillet (boneless/skinless)
      • approx. 10 thin asparagus spears
      • juice of 1/2 lemon
      • salt and pepper
      • cooked rice for two servings

      Butter Sauce Ingredients:

      • 1/2 Vidalia onion sliced
      • 6 peppercorn
      • 1/2 cup dry white wine
      • approx. 4 tblsp heavy cream
      • 2-4 tblsp. butter
      • chopped parsley
      • salt and pepper to taste

       Kitchen Utensils:

      • skillet 
      • cutting board
      • knife

      Instructions:

      1. First step snap off tough asparagus ends.
      2. Then steam the asparagus spears briefly (2-4 min) or until tender and keep them warm.
      3. While asparagus is steaming chop the onion and set aside.
      4. Remove the asparagus from the pan and onto the cutting board.
      5. Thoroughly rinse the salmon in cold water and pat dry
      6. Place the slices on a flat surface. Season with salt and pepper. 
      7. Place 5 asparagus spears on each slice and roll the salmon around the asparagus. 
      8. Add an inch of the asparagus water on the bottom of the skillet.
      9. Sprinkle the lemon juice over the salmon rolls. Add peppercorn and a sprinkle of salt. Put a lid over the skillet.
      10. Steam the salmon rolls for approx. 2 min on each side or until the salmon is flaky. To test the salmon poke a fork at the thickest part of the salmon and the fish should flake. If not, steam the fish for 1 or 2 more minutes.
      11. Remove the salmon from the pan. Cover it to keep warm.
      12. Then we are ready to make the sauce in the same pan that we steamed the fish.
      13. Now, we saute the onions in the skillet.
      14. Add pepper corn, wine, and heavy cream into the pan. 
      15. Next add butter into the pan.  Have the pan on low heat, so it does not boil.  
      16. Season with salt and pepper.  Just before serving the sauce over the salmon, add the chopped parsley to the sauce.
      17. Now you are ready to serve the dinner.  First serve cooked rice on the plate.
      18. Then place salmon roll on the plate.  Pour desired amount of sauce over the salmon roll. 
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      *Jansson’s Temptation A Swedish Christmas dish – Janssons Frestelse
      *How to make Swedish Sour Cream Cucumber Salad with Dill. svensk gurksallad.
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      *Brunsviger – A classic Danish cinnamon coffee cake
      *how to make aeblskiver (æbleskiver)
      *how to make Danish Christmas Klejner
      *how to make Danish sugar browned potatoes (brunede kartofler)
      *how to make Danish red cabbage (rødkaal)
      *How to make Danish Cucumber Salad (Agurksalat)
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      Danish Smørrebrød – Smoked Salmon Curry Rice Sandwich – Jamie Oliver & Uncle Ben’s Rice Competition

      Last summer (summer of 2013) we entered into the Jamie Oliver’s Search for a Food Tube Star with Uncle Ben’s Rice competition.  We had to so much fun making this video. We loved trying to use a typical Danish dish with Uncle Ben’s Rice.

      Our entry recipe video was a Lox Curry Rice Open-Faced Sandwich or in Danish “rissalat med karry og røget laks på smørrebrød”.  The open sandwich recipe is a tall sandwich because of the layers of colorful toppings.  To give the Norwegian smoked salmon sandwich a yummy twist we created for the base of the sandwich a rice curry salad. Below was our YouTube video entry on how to make this delicious Smørrebrød! 




      Ingredients:

      • 1 slice of white bread (Italian or French)
      • butter (European-style butter is easier to spread)
      • 1 cup of cooked (cold) Uncle Ben’s Rice Boiled in a Bag (or your favorite rice)
      • 1/2 a cup of mayonnaise
      • 2 slices of Norwegian smoked salmon
      • 1 hard boiled cold egg (sliced into 1/4 wedges)
      • 1 tablespoon of chopped onions
      • 1 teaspoon of curry
      • 1 teaspoon of capers
      • 1/2 a teaspoon of Dijon mustard
      • 1/2 a tomato (sliced into small wedges)
      • chopped dill for taste & decoration 
      • salt and pepper to taste

      Instruction:

      Rice Curry Salad:

      1. Cook the Uncle Ben’s Boiled Rice in a Bag. We used Uncle Ben’s Rice In a Bag because it was so convenient.  The delicious rice cooks in 10 minutes! Once the rice is cooked set it aside until it is cold.
      2. Add 1/2 a cup of cold rice into a bowl. Then add the mayonnaise and mix it into the rice. Then, add the chopped onion, mustard and curry into the mixture. Finally add salt and pepper to taste. Mix the mixture well as this is the base for the sandwich.

      Open Sandwich:

      1. Before adding a topping, spread butter onto either a slice of French or Italian bread.  This protects the bread from moisture.
      2. Add one to two large spoonfuls of the rice curry salad over the buttered bread.  The rice curry salad should cover the bread. 
      3. Place the slices of tomatoes into a shape of a star.  (see video)
      4. In between each slice of tomato add a wedge of a hard boiled egg (see video)
      5. Place chopped dill on top of the sliced tomatoes and egg.  This gives a nice colorful contrast.
      6. The lox we used in our recipe is the delicious Norwegian Smoked Salmon (røget laks). Lay flat the smoked salmon slices on top of each other.  
      7. Add a teaspoon of capers onto the Norwegian smoked salmon.  Roll the Norwegian Smoked Salmon into a roll. (see video)
      8. Place the Norwegian Smoked Salmon Roll strait up (make sure the capers don’t fall out).  Then stick the salmon roll straight up on top of the dill. If you are looking straight down onto the sandwich, you should see capers inside the roll. (see video)
      9. Garnish with more capers if you love capers!

      Serve on plate with silverware.  It is a great sandwich for either lunch or dinner. 

      If you like the video, please be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel Scandinavian Today.  Our channel has videos including

      *how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)
      *how to make Swedish Glogg for Christmas & cold evenings! (glögg or mulled wine recipe) 
      *how to make aeblskiver (æbleskiver)
      *how to make Danish Christmas Klejner
      *how to make easy Danish cucumber salad (arguksalat)
      *how to make Danish sugar browned potatoes (brunede kartofler)
      *how to make Danish red cabbage (rødkaal)
      These recipes are perfect for the holiday season. Please let us know what you think ♥ !

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