First created in Germany, this Sardellen (Anchovies) pizza is a delicious seafood pizza worth eating.
Baked with care, this pizza style boasts an exceptional flavor paired with a sublime scent to enjoy.
Best made with delicious ingredients and pair these with a fantastic crust for you to take part in a nice homemade pizza feast.
If you crave Seafood pizza with a Tomato pizza sauce then I am positive you will like this.
Experimenting with pizza toppings is a great idea for a few reasons! First, it allows you to try new flavors and combinations that you may not have considered before. You might be surprised at how well certain toppings work together. Second, it can make your pizza-eating experience more exciting and fun. Instead of always ordering the same thing, you can switch it up and try something new.
Third, it can also be a great way to use up leftovers or ingredients you have on hand. You can add those veggies or meats that are sitting in the fridge to your pizza. Lastly, experimenting with pizza toppings can also be a great way to incorporate more nutritious ingredients into your diet, like adding some spinach or mushrooms to your pizza, it will not only make it more delicious but also healthy.
So, in short, experimenting with pizza toppings can be a great way to discover new flavors, have fun and make the most of ingredients you already have on hand.
Pizza in Germany
Germans love their Schnitzel, Sausages, Potatoes and breads. Thankfully for us pizza lovers, they also love Italian dishes such as pasta and pizza, which are very popular.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Germany here.
Sardellen (Anchovies) Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Sardellen (Anchovies) Pizza whether it be in your wood oven or on a pizza stone in your oven.
Sardellen (Anchovies) Pizza Ingredients
Buy enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) 00 or pizza flour
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 2 tsps salt
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) olive oil
Sardellen (Anchovies) Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Anchovy Fillets
- Olive Oil
- Italian Herbs
Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) diced or crushed tomatoes
- 1 (6oz/170g) can of tomato paste
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Sardellen (Anchovies) Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
Either make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below, or buy a premade pizza base at your local store.
- Whisk the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let mixture stand for five minutes.
- Add salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow well in the middle and gently pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using a spatula, or your hands, mix the dough really well until smooth. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place dough in it and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes to an hour, or until it doubles in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for another 5 minutes or until smooth.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
- Divide the dough into balls, and roll out bases to desired size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
Purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local shop, It takes around five minutes to make this tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below.
- Mix ingredients in a large bowl.
- Pizza sauce should be reasonably smooth.
- Let sit in the bowl for 5 minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to add to your pizza bases.
- Sauce will last up to 3 days in fridge.
Try using a pesto sauce, or adding a little pesto to your sauce for a new flavour.
Preparing Sardellen (Anchovies) Pizza
Switch oven on to at least 450 degrees and preheat for at least 30 minutes.
Stretch out dough into a circle, on a floured surface.
If you are using a pizza steel or stone, make sure it is preheating in oven.
Now it’s time to add the sauce. This recipe calls for Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce around the pizza base, leaving a gap at edges.
Add your ingredients in size, from the largest to smallest.
Cheese should be sprinkled on at the end.
Toppings for this pizza are;
- Anchovy Fillets
- Olive Oil
- Italian Herbs
Whilst this pizza is good as is, or you could with another style of pizza?
Put the Sardellen (Anchovies) pizza in oven, and set alarm for ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open oven and look at pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
Fresh Mozzarella is typically white, however when seasoned it can change to light yellow, depending on the animal’s diet. Due to its high moisture content, it is traditionally served the day after it is made, however it can be kept in brine for a week, or even longer if packaged well.
Mozzarella was first cited in an Italian cookbook in 1570. Nowadays, Mozzarella can be twisted to form a plait, and called Treccia. You can also buy it as a smoked cheese, called Affumicata.
When making Sardellen (Anchovies) Pizza, I suggest you just use what you have available, without spending any money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…
Sometimes called a paddle or shovel, a pizza peel is a vital tool for those who make pizza regularly.
Wooden Rolling Pin
Many people prefer hand stretching, however every cook really should have a good wooden roller nearby too.
You will find having a seive such a useful element for pizza making as well as all your baking. It’s great to filter all flours through a fine mesh sieve, to make sure they’re ready for use.
There are 144 species of Anchovies, a small common saltwater fish. Anchovies are used in small quantities to flavor many dishes. They can range in length from 2 centimetres (0.79 in) to 40 centimetres (16 in) when an adult.
During the Roman period, Anchovies were eaten raw as an aphrodisiac. Fresh and dried Anchovies are a popular element in many cuisines around the world.
Facts about Pizza
What do you think about these facts?
Norway loves pizza
Each person that lives in Norway eats approximately 11 pounds of pizza each per year.
Pizza by plane
There’s a restaurant located in Alaska, called Airport Pizza. As the name suggests, they deliver pizzas by plane.
Frozen pizza was invented in 1957
Originally only available in grocery stores at first, until popularity grew, and is now on shelves at convenience stores, grocery stores, gas stations and bars.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Can I use ciabatta bread for making pizza?
Yes! Breads are great to make pizza on, as it is quicker than making your own dough from scratch. Try my favourite, which is flat bread. It gets very crispy though, so don’t cook it for long. Otherwise, ciabatta or italian breads are also good alternatives if you are short on time.
Can I freeze pizza dough?
You sure can! Make a batch of homemade pizza dough, make it into balls, then put each ball into a zip-top freezer bag or vacuum seal bag. Write the date on the bag, and then you can freeze your pizza dough for up to 3 months.
How do I use a pizza peel?
As soon as your dough is topped, immediately slide it onto your freshly floured pizza peel on a 15-30 degree angle, then open your oven and shimmy it onto the super-hot stone or wood fired oven base, using quick back and forth motions.
Have you made Sardellen (Anchovies) Pizza?
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