Culinary SOS: Morton’s Steakhouse’s smoked salmon pizza

An easy smoked salmon pizza appetizer.
An easy smoked salmon pizza appetizer.
(Glenn Koenig, Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles Times

Dear SOS: We were hosted by our good friends for our 50th anniversary for dinner at Morton’s Steakhouse. We were served smoked salmon pizza as an appetizer. Could you manage to get the recipe?

Sylvia Nureddine


Dear Sylvia: Morton’s was happy to share its recipe for smoked salmon pizza, which we’ve adapted below.


Morton’s smoked salmon pizza

Total time: 15 minutes

Servings: 6 to 8

Note: Adapted from Morton’s Steakhouse

1 (12-inch) thin crust prepared pizza crust

1/4 cup sour cream

Scant 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion

2 tablespoons minced fresh dill


5 ounces smoked salmon, very thinly sliced

1 tablespoon drained capers

1. Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Place the prepared crust directly on the oven rack and heat until the crust is warmed through, about 5 minutes. Transfer the warmed crust to a cutting board.

2. Spread the sour cream over the crust, leaving a one-half-inch border. Sprinkle about half of the red onion over the sour cream and sprinkle half of the dill over the onion.


3. Lay the salmon slices over the pizza to cover the sour cream, onion and dill. Sprinkle the remaining onion and dill over the salmon, then scatter the capers over them. Cut the pizza into wedges and serve at once.

Each of 8 servings: 171 calories; 7 grams protein; 26 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 4 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 4 grams sugar; 511 mg sodium.