ffwD: Fresh Tuna, Mozzerella & Basil Pizza

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Yes, I know. I skipped a few of the ingredients Dorie listed in this week’s ffwD recipe. Like the sauteed green onions as the “base sauce” for these puff pastry “pizzas”. And the black olive and radish “toppings”. But, I just didn’t have it in me to mess with those ingredients. Not today anyway. I stuck with the simple basil, mozzerella, and tomato combo on top of the puff pastry rounds. And, I’m surprised I actually purchased the sushi-grade tuna. Mind you, I didn’t get the tuna from the fish counter; I bought three pieces of tuna sashimi from my favorite sushi restaurant and sliced those up instead.

No joke: these pizzas were delicious! But, I would only recommend them if you’re a fan of raw fish (which I am)! These fresh tuna, mozzerella & basil pizzas were made for French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who are cooking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

57 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Arthur in the Garden!
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 12:07:43

    Yummy!

  2. Ei
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 12:14:50

    I like the cute rumpled edges on your crust. I used the olives and radish, but they didn’t do much for me. Especially the radish. It was non-noticeable. Yours looks veeery tasty!

  3. Liz
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 12:30:28

    You used the best of the ingredients in the recipe…and your crusts are so cute! I love raw tuna, so this was a major hit!

  4. markd60
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 13:03:06

    Looks great!

  5. Monica
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 13:33:49

    I’m a big fan of fresh tuna. These look delicious!

  6. betsy
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 14:58:06

    Looks delicious!

  7. TrafficDiva
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 15:35:02

    I concur with Ei and Liz: the crust on the puff pastry looks so cute!! But I love idea of tuna for this dish. You should recommend this to our sushi restaurant: using perhaps salmon too! Deeee-Lish!!!

  8. Maureen
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 15:41:00

    These are lovely and perfect to serve to guests.

  9. Food,Photography & France
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 16:27:20

    Nice idea dropping by the sushi restaurant for your tuna:)

  10. saucygander
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 18:24:20

    I love sashimi, so I know I will love this pizza, especially with such vibrant colours!

  11. Geraldine Saucier
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 18:51:59

    Great job. I am not a fan of raw tuna or any raw fish. Maybe I will make the recipe sans the fish.

  12. greyhousejournal
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 19:50:59

    You can never go wrong with the combo of toppings you used! Delicious. Never would have thought of a sushi restaurant for the tuna.

  13. Diane (@SimpleLivingEat)
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 20:04:00

    I like your simplified version, but I was really impressed at the how the radish and the ginger played off of the tomato and basil etc.. I hope you get to try it with all of the ingredients.

  14. Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 20:54:09

    Delicious!

  15. Cakelaw
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 21:26:45

    These were good! I like your simple toppings. There was no way I was buying loads of ingredients I wouldn’t use.

  16. Olivia
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 21:28:28

    Mmm this looks delicious! Thank you for sharing:)
    Hugs & Kisses,
    Olivia

  17. Bam's Kitchen
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 21:37:56

    Using puff pastry as the base for any toppings is a great idea.

  18. cquek
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 23:24:32

    Look perfect and delicious

  19. hotlyspiced
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 01:42:16

    These would be great party fare xx

  20. Gloria
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 03:02:10

    I love these kind of mini pizzas ans basil is a must in cooking!

  21. tastytreats13
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 08:22:13

    These look extremely delicious! I love the flavors!

  22. Edible Celebrations (@lavesta)
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 09:26:01

    Love it, Yummy!

  23. kitchen flavours
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 09:26:21

    These looks delicious! Sometimes less is better!

  24. Jenn and Seth
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 10:06:13

    I love the raw tuna in here! sounds like a wonderfully fresh pizza!

  25. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.)
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 11:34:25

    Yum this looks lovely! I agree there were a lot of extras in there that this didn’t need.

  26. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 13:24:07

    I would never think of making fresh tuna pizzas, but I love raw tuna and caprese anything, so I bet I would be all over these!

  27. I WIlkerson
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 15:07:30

    Sashimi pizza–what a great idea!

  28. Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 16:45:53

    Those look so pretty! Lucky you to be able to find such beautiful tuna. Great idea going to a sushi restaurant!

  29. Shut Up & Cook
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 16:57:13

    Oh hell yes…I adore tuna. Never thought about putting it on pizza…but why not?!

  30. Confessions of a Culinary Diva
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 17:24:28

    Looks fabulous! We love sushi and sashimi so this worked for us. The thought of pizza was a little strange, but still good!

  31. Raymund
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 17:43:28

    Wow my jaw just dropped on the floor, I love that idea

  32. Ameena
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 19:23:24

    I can’t do raw fish…unfortunately. I love it but it’s not good for my eczema (or so they say). But this looks delicious!

    Great picture.

  33. Daniela
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 08:52:45

    I adore both Tuna and sashimi, but have never tried it on a pizza.
    Looks delicious!

  34. Amanda Chic
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 11:48:34

    Yummy

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  35. Beth
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 13:30:58

    I must admit that I’m not sure about the combination – but I’m glad you loved it!

  36. Carolyn Jung
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 17:21:43

    An inventive pizza that’s the perfect size for a cocktail nosh.

  37. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 00:21:09

    These are definitely some pizzas I can eat forever!

  38. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 00:57:04

    Yes, I’m a big fan of raw fish.😀 With all the fresh ingredients, this looks delicious!!!

  39. Adriana @ GreatFood360°
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 05:44:50

    That was the smartest way to go about the sushi grade tuna purchase! 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.🙂

  40. moderngirlnutrition
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 09:57:44

    So creative! It’s like sushi pizza haha

  41. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 12:17:25

    I bet these would be awesome at a party! Yummy!

  42. Nik@ABrownTable
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 13:53:25

    Those look like great party snacks!

  43. Mary Frances
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 15:51:42

    Too cute!

  44. Norma Chang
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 18:27:31

    Never thought of using puff pastry for a pizza base, great idea.

  45. trevorsisboom
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 19:21:43

    Looking good! And who cares if you missed a few things…esp if everything you did get is so top drawer!

  46. Juliana
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 22:41:51

    Love the idea, they sure are cute and perfect appetizers…
    Have a lovely week ahead😀

  47. Melolimparfaite
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 10:56:41

    that looks delicious

  48. Culinary Flavors
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 11:03:40

    Pizza is my middle name! I love it!

  49. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 14:10:08

    this is such a great idea for using the pastry rounds. I always want to do more with them than the standard toppings. So creative

  50. bakeawaywithme.com
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 16:08:11

    Yours looks delicious! I had to pass on the tuna…not a fan of raw fish! They were perfect appetizers!

  51. Francescainthekitchen
    Sep 11, 2013 @ 09:52:31

    I LOVE PIZZA!!!!

  52. Tamara Coleman
    Sep 11, 2013 @ 13:11:59

    I’m all about an appetizer and what a pretty presentation!🙂
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  53. The Sketched Chef
    Sep 11, 2013 @ 15:55:51

    They look really beautiful and delicious !

  54. triciaandnana
    Sep 11, 2013 @ 20:27:01

    Love that you actually bought your sashimi tuna from a restaurant – awesome. And your crusts look perfect ! Tricia

  55. Cher
    Sep 12, 2013 @ 19:56:57

    Ha! Very clever way to get your tuna!

  56. dedy oktavianus pardede
    Sep 13, 2013 @ 02:18:04

    Sounds fancy and refreshing raw tuna pizza…
    i guess a little blowtorched will make it even better…..

  57. Tandy | Lavender and Lime
    Sep 15, 2013 @ 23:02:54

    I also would have left off some of the ingredients🙂

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