Hello and welcome to Pizza and a Movie! This week, we have a bit of a Greek vibe happening with our Salami Pizza Pie; with the additions of feta, Greek olive tapenade and Greek peperoncinis. The salami and San Marzano tomatoes mix it up a bit and overall the flavor combination is fantastic! Our movie this week is one I have been looking forward to for a while now, Penguin Bloom. It’s a story about a family, overcoming a hardship with the help of their rescued magpie. Well, let’s get to the pizza!
There is not much prep for this pizza, so it’s a great for a weeknight. We will do it in a skillet, which makes it even easier! Have all the toppings in small bowls, ready to go. Let your pizza dough sit out to come up to room temperature for about 45 minutes before you ready to make it. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Bake the pizza for about 12-15. minutes until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly. When you pull it out, let it sit for a few minutes and mop any excess moisture off the top with a couple paper towels.
Then, slide it out of the skillet with a fish spatula and top the pizza with the sliced peperoncinis, then slice it up!
The saltiness of the salami, tapenade are complimented by the creaminess of the feta and the brightness of the tomato. The spicy, vinegary pop of the peperoncinis cuts through the rich feta and mozzarella to make a wonderfully balanced pizza.
Movie Night: Penguin Bloom
After and accident leaves her paralyzed, Sam is struggling to be a mother to her boys and navigate her new life. By chance, her son finds a baby magpie, fallen from its nest and brings her home. The family must teach Penguin the magpie how to fly, and in so doing, Sam learns how to live her life as actively as she had before the accident. Their story was written in book form years ago and recently, the book was turned into a movie, starring Naomi Watts as the mom, Sam Bloom.
If you’re on Instagram, I recommend you follow @penguinthemagpie, it’s a beautiful account. Since rescuing Penguin, the Bloom’s have rescued many other birds; it’s really fun to see their antics and their progress as they grow into adults, ready to leave the Bloom nest. This is such a heartwarming story, I hope you add it to your queue. Penguin Bloom is streaming on Netflix now.
Thank you all for stopping by today for Pizza and a Movie: Salami Pizza Pie and Penguin Bloom! If you missed any Pizza and a Movie posts, you can catch them all here. I hope you have a wonderful weekend – hopefully it’s starting to feel like spring is on its way in your neck of the woods. Take care everyone, be well. xo Kelly
Salami Pizza Pie
Salty salami and olive tapenade are complimented by the creaminess of feta and the brightness of tomato. The spicy, vinegary pop of the peperoncinis cuts through the rich feta and mozzarella to make a wonderfully balanced pizza.
- 1 Prepared Pizza Dough, at room temperature
- Shredded Mozzarella
- 3-4 San Marzano Tomatoes, hand crushed
- Olive Tapenade
- Crumbled Feta
- Greek Peperoncini peppers, sliced
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Let dough come to room temperature for about 45 minutes.
On a lightly floured surface, roll or press the dough out to a diameter roughly the size of your skillet and lay the dough in the skillet.
Top the dough with a layer of shredded mozzarella, then lay the hand crushed tomatoes on top.
Evenly cover the surface with salami slices and dollop olive tapenade on top of the salami.
Sprinkle crumbled feta evenly over the top.
Bake the pie for 12-15 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.
When the pie is ready, remove it from the oven and let it sit for a couple minutes.
Blot any excess moisture from the top with paper towels and carefully slide the pie out of the skillet with a fish spatula.
sprinkle sliced peperoncinis over the pice, slice and enjoy!
Judi HumeFebruary 26, 2021 at 9:14 am
I love your recipes AND your movie recommendations! This movie looks wonderful, and I’m adding it to my list. Thank you, Kelly! 🙂
Kelly DjalaliFebruary 26, 2021 at 9:25 am
Good morning Judi, Penguin Bloom is such a good movie! So heartwarming and life-affirming. Perfect for the whole family. As someone who supports various animal rescue organizations, this movie really tugged at my heartstrings. Thank you for stopping by today, Judi, it’s always wonderful to chat with you, have a great weekend! xo Kelly
TerryFebruary 26, 2021 at 12:32 pm
This looks delicious, definitely will give it a shot..have a great weekend ❤️mom
Kelly DjalaliFebruary 26, 2021 at 3:42 pm
Hi Mom! I am sure the grandkids will really like this pizza! Have a great weekend, talk soon. xo Kelly