Part pissaladière, part Salade Niçoise and part pizza, this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Fresh Tuna, Mozzarella and Basil Pizza, p166) was a cinch to make and I was excited to find sushi grade tuna at our local fishmonger (not for me, mind you, for Mr Neil – I don’t “do” raw fish) to elevate this simple dish into something a little bit special for a weekend lunch.
You’ll note that one half was sans tuna. Ahem, that would be mine. The combo of mozzarella, tomatoes, onions and radishes with a little bit of basil worked really well and radishes is something I’ll need to remember on pizza again soon. Loved the crunch!
Would I make this again? Yes I think I would. But I might make my own crust next time. We are on a bit of a kick to use up the food we have in our freezer and pantry (this will make for some interesting meals, let me tell you!) and so I used pre-made puff pastry that I always keep on hand (as per the recipe, mind you). Amazing that a year or so ago I would have been happy to have made this with pre-made pastry, yet now I really felt it would have been much nicer with a homemade pastry crust. Next time…
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