Tuna pizza is an alternative to traditional pizza made with ingredients such as pepperoni and cheese, and includes different ingredients such as snow peas and chopped onions and herbs. It is best to use ingredients that maximize and expand flavor in a tuna pizza, as ingredients such as tuna, pizza dough and vegetables can be bland on their own. When making a tuna pizza from scratch, it is best the bake the pizza dough before placing the tuna on top. When making a pizza with tuna that includes a marinara or other type of base sauce, it might be a good idea to include certain herbs or spices that complement the seafood, such as thyme, tarragon or seafood spicing blends.
Many tuna pizzas are made using canned tuna, but for greater flavor, fresh tuna can also be cooked and cubed to be used as a topping. Recipes for tuna pizza often advise adding ingredients that are similar to tuna casserole, such as mayonnaise, snow peas and chopped onion and garlic. Since these ingredients are somewhat bland, even in combination with each other, it is suggested to add additional herbs and spices to maximize overall taste. Adding salt and pepper, as well as herbs that go well with seafood like thyme and sage, are helpful additions to tuna pizza.
Some pizzas using tuna as a topping might recommend adding a base sauce before adding the tuna, such as a creamy sauce or marina sauce. Adjust these sauces to suit preferred taste, with herbs like sage and thyme, as well as any seafood spice blends that might be available at some grocery stores. To let these spices infuse into the sauce, it might be helpful to cook the sauce slowly over medium heat in a saucepan. This will help incorporate the flavors of the herbs and spices into the sauce, enhancing flavor. In a creamy sauce, adding melted cheese or heavy cream will lend not only taste but texture as well.
If using an uncooked pizza dough made from scratch, it is best to bake the dough until fully cooked before adding any sauce or toppings. This can prevent the dough from becoming too soggy, as well as keeping the rest of the ingredients from overcooking or burning. Prebaked pizza dough does not require cooking before adding the toppings, making it an easier solution to homemade crusts. To avoid burning a tuna pizza, surrounding the edge of the dough with aluminum foil is helpful to prevent charring and excessive crispiness.