Friday, September 6, 2013
FFWD Fresh Tuna, Mozzarella, and Basil Pizza
The "rules" for eating while pregnant or nursing are enough to drive a sane person crazy, and I probably wasn't totally sane to begin with. They're numerous, vary from source to source, and based on research that's suggestive at best (and usually merely correlational). The whole debate about eating fish is enough to make my head spin. Without getting into it and saying something that might get me in trouble, I'll just say that I've been generally avoiding sushi grade tuna. For this recipe, I decided to substitute some wild-caught salmon in it's place. I wasn't totally sure about eating the salmon raw, so I pan-seared it on very high heat until it was almost cooked in the center before proceeding with the recipe. While I was being "wild and crazy" and making substitutions (everything's relative, right?), I decided to use some French goat's milk feta that I had in the fridge instead of buying fresh mozzarella. I was nervous about the substitutions--the recipe seemed like such an odd combination of flavors to begin with and my substitutions probably made it even crazier--but actually really enjoyed the finished dish. I don't normally serve cheese with fish, but for some reason the combined flavors really worked together. Maybe it was the puff pastry. I can't think of anything that wouldn't taste good on top of Dufour Puff Pastry. In a smaller version, I think these would make a fun appetizer for a party if I ever have time to entertain again.