Tandoori Salmon Pizza !!

Tandoori Salmon Pizza!
Tandoori Salmon Pizza!

Dear friends,

You know how you get excited to try out a  creative that has been floating in your head? Well this Tandoori Salmon Pizza has been ‘swimming’ in my head for quite some time now but I had not been able to make it.

As you know, I love fish and cute fish shaped things- you will find plenty of platters and fish décor in my home. So I wanted to make my pizza fish shaped too. I am not a huge fan of salmon, but know that it is good for health and want to incorporate it in our diet. Honestly, the Tandoori Salmon tasted even better than I anticipated, which was a welcome surprise. It can be a meal by itself.

Tandoor, by the way, is an amazing clay oven used in India, which I wish I had. I do have a home style tandoor that my mother had given me but can only use in the summer. Or you could use the barbeque grill. But with 28 inches of snow outside and more falling as I type this, the home oven was my best shot ! The baking and broiling worked well and the salmon was tender and juicy.

I could go on about how easy it is to make this fun pizza but I  am so eager to join Angie’s Fiesta Friday today and wanted to take something special to the anniversary party! The party is hosted by the super  talented duo Nancy at Feasting with friends  and  Selma at Selma’s table . Hats off to the gracious and gifted Angie and to Nancy and Selma for a superb party! My dear friends, I hope you all like the Tandoori Salmon pizza as much as I did! See you at the party!

Love ,

Sandhya

For the Tandoori Salmon Pizza-

  • 1/2 pound thick cut fillet of salmon. I used Atlantic wild caught salmon thick fillet with skin on one side

For the marinade-

  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt. I used Dannon plain non fat yogurt
  • ½ inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and grated
  • 1½ teaspoons of store bought Tandoori masala powder, such as Shan or Everest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

For the pizza-

  • 1 package of store bought pizza dough
  • ½ cup store bought pizza sauce. I used Trader Joe’s
  • Fresh mozzarella, sliced. I used about 6 ounces of the mozzarella ball by Belgioioso
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water for egg wash
  • a few nigella seeds(onion seeds) for  sprinkling (optional)
  • sliced black olive for the eye 🙂

For greasing the baking trays I used olive oil

To make the Tandoori salmon Pizza

  1. Wash and pat dry the salmon fillet. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade and cover the salmon on both sides with the marinade. Let it marinate, covered, in the refrigerator, preferably overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove marinated fish to a prepared baking tray and bake for about 14 minutes. Turn on broiler on high and broil for about 3 minutes.
    Step 1. Marinate the Salmon
    Step 1. Marinate the Salmon

    Salmon- Baked and broiled
    Salmon- Baked and broiled
  3. Let the salmon rest for about 10 minutes, covered loosely with foil. With a knife gently lift the fillet away from the skin and cut into chunks.
  4. Preheat oven to 550 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Roll out the pizza dough, top with the sauce , fresh mozzarella and the tandoori salmon chunks. Cut and fold edges of dough over to form the fish shape.
    Have fun putting the pizza together!
    Have fun putting the pizza together!

    Ready for the oven!
    Ready for the oven!
  6. Brush the dough with the egg wash, sprinkle the kalonji/ nigella seeds, add the sliced olive for the eye.
  7. Bake the pizza for about 15 minutes or until baked.

Enjoy! Have a great weekend everyone!

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48 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow, that is so creative! 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Angie!

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  2. Nancy says:

    Now this is impressive, Sandhya! You are quite the artist. 🙂 I couldn’t draw a fish to save my life, and here you are creating one out of dough…I’m in awe! It is beautiful and the flavors sounds spectacular. Thanks for sharing it with all of us at Fiesta Friday!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Nancy,
      You are so sweet to say that! It is a huge compliment coming from a creative and talented person like you!
      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Oh my gosh. Love this fishy pizza. It would look amazing on a buffet table.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Tracy! I really appreciate the kind words.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Anjali says:

    Awesome! Truly Michelin-star restaurant-worthy

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Anjali, thank you so much! I
      Please check if Michelin is giving blogs any stars:)

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  5. This is really interesting, and imagining it to smell and taste great!! Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much. Yes it did taste even better than I expected because eI am not a big salmon fan. But I can honestly say that I will be making this again and again

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  6. Nandini says:

    Very Creative Sandhya. Loved the fish shape.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Nandini!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. skd says:

    Ooh lala😮This is genius work

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much! It is a huge compliment coming from a super talented person like you.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. skd says:

        Thats very kind of you dear ☺But I am a big fan of your blog.

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      2. Sandhya says:

        Thank you so much. I am truly humbled and really appreciate the support!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much!

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  8. Hilda says:

    This is an original pizza and an original use of salmon – both of which I love. Don’t know if I could ever recreate that beautiful shape, but what a show stopper it makes. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Hilda, I am so honored to get such a lovely compliment from an accomplished and talented blogger like you! thank you so much!

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  9. Loretta says:

    Amazing work of art right there on the plate Sandhya, I’ll bet your creative juices were flowing on this one. Just perfect, love the infusion of Indian spices; I’m sure the kids enjoyed it too 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Loretta! I had fun making it too.

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  10. This is genius Sandhya! Creative and fun. I am sure everyone that enjoyed this were impressed.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much,Julie. I really had fun making it and the tandoori salmon was well liked by the family!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Flora says:

    Interesting 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Flora!

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  12. I just love this – I not only enjoy salmon just about any way but the picture made me smile. I will have to make this as I need to see if I can be as creative as you – very original 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Judi! Yes it was fun making that fish shape. I am sure your fish will be even cuter,

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      1. The best part – your fish is smiling 🙂

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      2. Sandhya says:

        🙂 thanks!

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  13. Adorable! I just love this 🙂

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  14. Sangeeta says:

    Wow! Sandhya, this looks fabulous! Truly shows your artistic talent😊

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Sangeeta. I really appreciate the kind words.

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  15. What a great take on the classic pizza!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much!

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  16. Kamila Pala says:

    Looks wonderful! Do you do delivery servos?! Bye. Kamila

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Kamila!

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  17. petra08 says:

    What a pretty pizza! And with salmon, I love it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Petra!

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  18. Sandhya says:

    Reblogged this on Indfused and commented:

    How about a fun food project with the kids at home for the holidays? Your kids will love making (and eating!) this healthy Tandoori Salmon Pizza!

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  19. I would never have thought of combining those two, and in such a creative way! Merry Christmas, this is perfect for the party.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Liz! Merry Christmas to you too!

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  20. reocochran says:

    The salmon in a pizza the shape of a fish sounds interesting. Not sure if children I know would try this. I have grandies who like cod or whitefish. . . I think this would make an attractive adult appetizer, though. 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Robin. We eat a lot of cod too but I have to make something interesting for us to have salmon:)

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