In My Kitchen… is Lox & ‘Bagel’ Pizza.
This lil’ combo was a rainy day project, and a mighty tasty one, too. (Recipe follows.)
I was craving smoked salmon (when am I not?!) and when it rains my oven is on!
In My Kitchen… is fresh tomato pasta sauce.
With a smidge of fresh basil and oregano, a few cloves of garlic, a grind of the pepper mill and a pinch of sea salt, standing over the stove soon leads to sauce-dom!
But when the sun is shining…
In My Kitchen… I’m nowhere to be found.
Our dear friends brought over a mouth-watering shrimp boil and I ‘filled in’ the rest — salad greens & homemade Ranch dressing with a kick (thank you, Colleen!), Tandoori chicken skewers (thanks, Dennis!), a delectable dipping oil with focaccia, my beloved olives ;) and the quintessential dessert: chocolate chip cookies. A picnic table repast!
By the way, I did discover a couple of ‘finds’ since the last IMK. Look closely and you’ll see a glorious lil’ copper pot doubling as a serving tray for the aforementioned cookies, plus a pair of rustic-looking placemats in the first photo. Long live thrift stores!
Okay, here’s that pizza recipe…
Lox & Bagel Pizza
1 (7.5 oz.) gluten free pizza crust mix, prepared per pkg. instructions
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. light cream
2 oz. freshly grated Parmesan
1 small fresh tomato, thinly sliced
1/2 small Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
Green onions with tops, sliced diagonally
Fresh basil, cut ala chiffonade (ribbons)
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Make pizza crust as directed (or not — I subbed Feta cheese for the recommended grated Cheddar.) Press dough onto an ungreased baking sheet to form a thin crust with slightly raised edges.
Mix cream cheese and cream until smooth; spread over crust. Top with tomato and onion slices. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake 13-15 minutes.
Top with smoked salmon, capers, green onions, and basil. Eat!
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Enjoying summer fun in my kitchen — & out,
© 2014 Kim Bultman and a little lunch