Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Sardine and black olive pizza

Hallucination... silvery fish frolicking in the Mediterranean Sea, I tasting salt not sure from my sweat, or the sea water, or that fish... blame the long winter! So I put my vision into action. Baked a pizza with sardine and olive, added a top crust too, yes, I want two suns for now!


  • Pizza dough
  • 6 - 8 sardine from can
  • small handful black olive (avoid the big ones from California), sliced
  • spoonfuls tomato sauce
  • spoonfuls ricotta cheese
  • a few feta cubes
  • spoonfuls capers
  • rosemary leaves
  • iodized coarse salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  • Place a baking stone in oven, preheat oven 475F for at least half an hour
  • Stretch two pizza doughs. Take out one, spread tomato sauce, fish, olives, two cheeses. Lay the other piece of dough over it, crimp the edge. Drizzle evoo all over, spread capers, rosemary leaves and a bit of coarse salt
  • Bake until golden brown, I didn't time it, probably take 20 minutes or so.



Anonymous said...

I would love this. I am the only person I know who likes sardines and with black olives that would be really tasty.

Unknown said...

Another perfect pizza! I would love have a piece of that double crust..infact, just give me the crust!

FH said...

Ricotta cheese in Pizza dough!!YUM!!!

Anh said...

Double crust piza with cheese in between... I would love a piece of that! :)

Pooja said...

allow me to grab some of pizza pie :D .It looks yummy, and I am feeling hungry here....
keep the good work going on .

Patricia Scarpin said...


I love this idea of baking the pizza with a dough "lid" - you can be sure I'll try it next time I make pizza!

I'm a huge olive fan and they are delicious with sardines - you have the cooking "power", my friend! ;D

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Yeah, I need to do a double crust pizza!
Really a beautiful pizzq Gattina!

Lis said...

That looks very yummy!! I love the fish & olives and the double crust *swoon*

Callipygia said...

Gattina, a beautiful dish and I love the salty imagery. I want to swim with those sardines too...just not get caught!

Anonymous said...

I love that you are making these pizza posts. But now, which one to choose? They all look delicious! What a nice dough. I made a pizza last week too, but was too hungry to take pictures ;-)

Anonymous said...

I posted a request for a great pizza crust recipe and was told you had the best! I'm not a sardines fan, but this double crust pizza looks amazing!

Gattina Cheung said...
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Gattina Cheung said...

Peabody, I used to keep nibbling olive from a jar, can finish an half easily.

Angie, saw you mention having busy days, take it easy buddie!

Asha, yes ricotta! love it!

Anh, if you have a chance to visit here, pizza will be waiting for you :D

Pooja, thank you so much for the encouragement!

Pat, isn't it something? Last time you made olive pizza, I've been dreaming about it!

Tanna, thanks! I think your Bin65 Chardonnay should be perfect with this pizza.

Lis, a compliement from another seafood lover, thanks!

Callipygia, hehee... I think I'll start dreaming of your beauitful posts and illustrations... haven't seen yours update recently. *hug*

Bea, I know, they better to be eaten right after from hot oven!

Kristen, thanks. The basic dough recipe actually posted previous than this one... only if you're interested.

Anonymous said...

Gattina, you are a very good unplugged cook! Bravissima also for the recipe before

Mrs. K said...

Wow! Sardines! Once I picked anchovies from the pizza hut menu and they were toooo salty. Never tried any fish on the pizza at home. Sounds like a must try.

Krithika said...

crust looks perfect ! so golden..

Katie said...

I've been craving salty things, too - olives, anchovies, sardines---must be the winter.
That pizza looks wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Normally I would not think of myself as a sardine person but that is so lovely I would try it in a heartbeat, really pretty!

Burcu said...

I'm not a great sardine fan, but I must admit I'd love to try it in your double crust pizza. And I think rosemary is a great touch to that.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I love the idea of adding a topcrust - it would turn it into more of a real pie! Perfect post, as always ;)

Redkathy said...

This is great! It reminds me of home.. Philly PA. My mom was Italian, making all that "weird food" that I loved and my friends were afraid of! Recipes that were handed down in the family often included sardines, anchovies, and calamari. Bread was a must, a staple in or house. I must say, you have mastered the art.

Emmie said...

I love sardine pizza and I always fry some red onion and use tinned tomatoes as the pizza sauce, and it's deliious.

The pictures you have provided are excellent, and because of those I may try your recipe.