For the 17th year in a row, chef Wolfgang Puck is the mastermind behind the food at the glamorous Oscars afterparty, the Governors Ball. One of Puck's signature dishes, smoked salmon pizza with caviar, is on the menu.
While it's easy to find the recipe online, caviar isn't the most affordable of ingredients. If you're hosting an Academy Awards viewing, I suggest you make another of Wolfgang's pizzas that's equally delicious. This four-cheese pizza with tomatoes and pesto is my new favorite pie.
It's so much more than your everyday cheese pizza. He takes traditional flavors and translates them into a luxurious dish. The original recipe calls for two tablespoons of slow-roasted tomatoes, but I used jarred sun-dried tomatoes instead. The result is scrumptious. To serve on Sunday, check out my variation.
12 ounces pizza dough Serves 4.
Olive oil, for drizzling
2 tablespoons pesto
2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, minced
3/4 cup shredded or grated mozzarella, about 3 ounces
3/4 cup grated Fontina
2 Roma tomatoes, ends trimmed and cut into 12 slices
2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
6 to 8 large fresh basil leaves, cut into chiffonade
12 ounces pizza dough