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FFwD: Fresh Tuna, Mozzarella, and Basil Pizza

Fresh Tuna Mozzarella and Basil Pizza

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie is one of my favorites – Fresh Tuna, Mozzarella, and Basil Pizza and the recipe is even online here. So delicious!

I did change some things though — I made individual sized pizzas (8-inch) rather than the appetizer-sized 4-inch ones. Also, instead of puff pastry, I made actual pizza dough. This recipe, which is a favorite (with half AP flour and half spelt flour). And, let’s see….oh yes! I added the mozzarella and onions to the top of the dough for the initial 15 minutes it was baking. Because, come on, you need bubbly, golden mozzarella and roasted onions on a pizza, right? Right.

I also added artichoke hearts (because I had some I needed to use). But that’s really all I changed. I thought the 2-3 minutes after adding the tuna was even a bit too long — on the first one the tuna got a bit more done than I wanted, but I gave the second pizza closer to 1-1/2 minutes back in the oven and that seemed to be good. Both jwa and I thought the fresh ginger gave it a surprising kick. And as a local rec, I loved the fresh mozzarella I got at Zupans.

I bet there will be a lot of interesting variations this week! Check them all out here and my photos below.

PS: Basil was from the garden. Hooray!

Fresh Tuna Mozzarella and Basil Pizza

Fresh Tuna Mozzarella and Basil Pizza

Fresh Tuna Mozzarella and Basil Pizza

Fresh Tuna Mozzarella and Basil Pizza

Fresh Tuna Mozzarella and Basil Pizza

9 comments to FFwD: Fresh Tuna, Mozzarella, and Basil Pizza

  • That tuna is beautiful & artichoke hearts are always a welcome addition.

  • I like the melty cheese on yours. The only thing that warmed on mine was the tuna (slightly) and the basil (too much). Isn’t it fun to source ingredients from your very own garden?

  • I used canned tuna so I didn’t have the challenge of trying to melt the cheese and keep the tuna raw… tough. Love the articoke heart too.

  • I wish I had made a different crust. Mine was a complete disaster! Artichoke heart is a great add-in!

  • I have most of the ingredients in the house to make the pizza, but somehow tuna and mozzarella don’t go together in my head. The mixed opinions this week are not helping either. I like the lightly scattered pieces of tuna in yours. What a gorgeous piece of fish you got!

  • I’m guessing this was one of the most played with recipes yet. Just so many ways to riff on the theme.

  • Yup. I want yours. Of all of them, I want yours. Period.

  • Oh my. Yours looks absolutely amazing (and I am not even a fan of raw fish….)Seriously stunning. And your photo are to.die.for. Great job !!

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    Cher: Thanks!
    Betsy: Definitely! Our garden exploded (in a good way) this year! 🙂
    Diane: I bet canned tuna worked just great in this. A whole different pizza, but just as delicious!
    Christy: Sorry your crust didn’t cooperate 🙁
    Adriana: Thanks! You should give it a try!
    Rose: Exactly!
    Trevor: Thank you! 🙂
    Tricia: Thanks!!