Fish Pizza


Dough : 
2.5 C flour
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Sugar
2 Tbsp Oil
1 pkg (2.25 tsp) Yeast
1 C warm water
cooking spray
garlic powder

1 can CONDENSED clam chowder soup
3 servings tilapia, sauted in butter and Old Bay seasoning
1 cup mozzerella cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
spray of lemon juice

Homemade pizza is a family our family favorite! We have many variations and often stick to our tried and true favorites. Sometimes, we like to be more adventurous. We want to share with you one of our experiemental pizza recipes: Fish Pizza. 

One the best recipe discoveries I have found is this quick-rising pizza dough. I think I am incapable of planning ahead for dinner. How many of you have hoped for homemade pizza, but forgot to start the dough in the afternoon? This dough is kneeded together and then needs just 10 minutes to rest before you roll it. In a pinch I can have a homemade pizza on the table in 35 minutes! I have made this dough in a bread machine or a food processor and it is forgiving. 

Add 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp salt, 2 Tbsp oil, 2 1/4 tsp yeast, and one cup warm water. My food processor recommends 40 seconds for dough, just enough for it to form a ball and become smooth. Let rest 10 min. 

(*If you are making in a bread machine, add water FIRST. You can use the "rapid bake" setting which will warm the pan as it needs and give you a more flexible dough. Be sure to set a timer for 10 minutes though, so you take it out before it gets to baking temp!) 

Heat 1 Tbsp butter in a skillet. Heavily season fish with Old Bay seasoning. Cook fish a few min on each side until tender. 

Resist the urge to knead the dough as you take it out of the pan.  This will make it tough and hard to deal with. Loosely lift it. If available, use corn meal  to dust the dough for rolling (flour will work fine, too). Divide dough into 2 balls, and roll and/or stretch into 2, 14'-16" diameter rounds. Oil pizza pans or use cooking spray. Transfer dough to pan. Spray top with cooking spray and lightly sprinkle with garlic powder. Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes before adding toppings. 

Top pizza, using condensed soup for the sauce. Please make sure your soup is condensed and DO NOT add water or milk to it. Continue topping with cheese, tilapia, sprinkle with Old Bay. (I have heard that bacon is great on this style of pizza, but we usually opt for a fish-only  version on Fridays.) 

Getting a crispy pizza crust is tricky. Ovens vary greatly. In the Airstream, I can just put the pizza & pan directly in the oven for 8 minutes more and the crust is perfect. If you need to transfer your pizza directly to the rack to acheive crispiness,then  you should be able to do this since the crust is precooked. Once cheese is melted and crust is golden (8-12 min at 400 degrees), remove from oven. Spray lightly with lemon juice.