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This Elegant Pizza Has Serious Street Cred

Elena North-Kelly

January 29, 2018


Ina Garten's Smoked Salmon Pizza (Photo: Quentin Bacon)

Looking for a new hit to add to your entertaining repertoire? We've got just the thing: an unexpected yet elegant smoked salmon pizza from multiple Emmy and Beard Award winner Ina Garten that comes with a backstory full of star power.

"This pizza is inspired by Wolfgang Puck, the founder and chef of Spago and many other spectacular restaurants around the world," Garten explains. "He made a smoked salmon pizza for Joan Collins one night and she insisted on having it whenever she came to dinner. Crisp warm pizza, creamy mascarpone, and smoked salmon on top? If I were Joan Collins, I’d insist on having it, too!"

This versatile dish works well for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Serve it as is, or kick things up a notch with a garnish of briny salmon roe—either way, you'll have a sure-fire hit on your hands. Make it tonight.

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Elena North-Kelly is managing editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.