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Shrimp Scampi Pizza

Shrimp Scampi Pizza

It had been a long time since I had last had pizza and I was craving it. A while ago I made some shrimp scampi and I remembered thinking that it would go well on pizza. My idea was that the sauce of the pizza would be the garlic and butter sauce of the shrimp scampi and of course some cheese would be required to top everything off. The shrimp scampi pizza was easy to make and tasted great! I really enjoyed having shrimp on a pizza. The garlic and butter sauce went well on the pizza and I did not miss the tomato sauce at all. I had planned on brightening the pizza up a bit with some fresh chopped parsley after it came out of the oven but I completely forgot.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 pinch red chili pepper flakes (optional)
4 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 pound shrimp (shelled and deveined)
1/4 cup white wine
1 lemon (juice and zest)
1 tablespoon butter
1 pizza dough
1 cup mozzarella (grated)
1 tablespoon parsley (chopped, optional)

Directions:
1. Heat the oil and melt the butter in a pan.
2. Add the red chili pepper flakes and garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
3. Add the shrimp and saute until just cooked, about 1-3 minutes per side.
4. Remove the shrimp from the pan.
5. Add the wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil.
6. Simmer the liquid until reduced by about half, about 3-5 minutes.
7. Add the butter, wait for it to melt and turn off the heat.
8. Pour the mixture onto the pizza crust, add the shrimp and top with the mozzarella cheese.
9. Bake in a preheated 550F oven until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
10. Sprinkle with parsley and let cool.

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Shrimp Scampi Dip

52 comments:

Jeena said...

Kevin, this looks wonderful. I can see that you sure do love your sea food. :-)

adventuresinshaw said...

I'm not a fan of shrimp, but the sauce for the pizza sounds great! I think I'm going to play around with that and see what I can come up with. As always, you have inspired me!

Jan said...

I would never have thought of putting shrimp on pizza, but this looks and sounds scrummy. I want to eat it right now.

bobby said...

Interesting recipe. I can see how shrimp scampi would make a great pizza - it looks like you put it together well. I always love trying different kinds of pizzas.

VeggieGirl said...

garlic on pizza?? I'm sold right there :0)

Christie @ fig & cherry said...

That looks divine - I love the simplicity.

Melanie said...

Sounds like the perfect pizza to me! Looks delicious.

Pam said...

YUM! What a great idea for a pizza. Looks delicious Kevin.

HoneyB said...

YUM I love my seafood too! The pizza looks delicious!

RecipeGirl said...

Oh wow! This looks pretty good. I don't know if I've ever had seafood on pizza before, but I'd sure be willing to try it!

Adam said...

Wow what a far out but delicious idea. It's like a garlic white pizza but with shrimp. Nice idea.

I wouldn't miss the pizza sauce either, the shrimp more than makes up for it.

Peter M said...

Kevin, the simplicity of this pizza is what makes it so good...shrimp, garlic, cheese...you bite into this and you know it's shrimp pizza.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

That pizza looks perfect! I've had shrimp scampi pizza before and it is delicious! I prefer lighter pies like this over the ones with heavy tomato sauces.

Kalyn said...

Would love to eat it right now.

Helene said...

Kevin, I'm completely sold on this one. My only change would be to replace the mozza with Gruyère. I love Gruyère with shrimps, wine and garlic. Good job.

Mrs Ergül said...

This is something I wanna try too! Use the shrimps as a pizza topping. Nice!

Jenny said...

Cool,

I have some left over shrimp that I need to use up, this looks like a perfect way! Great looking pizza!

coffeepot said...

That looks wonderful.

Bridgett said...

The simplicity is what makes this pizza. Beautiful, Kevin!

cakebrain said...

I love shrimp on pretty much anything. Way to go with topping your pizza with them...fabulous idea!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

yummmm, here in hong kong, shops make a lot of seafood pizza with thousand island sauce...i grew to love it...opppss

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Looks simple and elegant. Love the sound of the garlic and white wine in the sauce... :)

Emiline said...

I LOVE PIZZA. In any form. I think I would like this, because it would be LOADED with garlic.

Parker said...

I have never had shrimp on pizza. It sounds like a nice change.

LyB said...

I am so bookmarking this Kevin! Shrimp and pizza are 2 of my favorite foods!

Grace said...

great, now i'm craving pizza and i don't have any pizza dough or ingredients to make it. what am i supposed to do now? order an entire pizza just for myself? sounds good to me. :)

Happy cook said...

I love pizzas, but have to be honest not wild about piza with fish, scampi etc....
But it looks good

mark said...

Your photos always make me drool, but somehow this does nothing for me.

Big Boys Oven said...

the shrimps looks delicious, making me wanting a sllice!

Maryann said...

Shrimp scampi on pizza. That's awesome!

noble pig said...

I have to say, I've never thought of this one, but why not! Great idea.

Kim said...

Kevin- This pizza looks fabulous! We are about to do some pizza grilling in the next few days, you are an inspiration.

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Looks great! Such an original idea!

Dhanggit said...

shrimp on pizza!! this recipe is a hit!! i love it!

Deborah said...

I've never thought of having shrimp on pizza, but I bet it was amazing!!

giz said...

I honestly can't even remember the last time I ate pizza. When I did, I always loved the wonky toppings like bbq'd chicken and goat's cheese or shrimp and asparagus.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

You're killing me Kevin! Homemade pizza (and shrimp) has to be one of my favorites! The photo is calling to me!

Gloria said...

Oohh!! kevin You make again,
this lovely Shrimp Pizza, look sooo nice and yummy!!! is wonderful! xGloria

Elle said...

Ooh, we do this all the time! Garlic shrimp makes an amazing pizza topping. Delicious looking photo!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow! yummmmmmmmmmmmy...this looks really great Kevin...I am a seafood lover...

RecipeWorld said...

The first thing I thought when I saw the picture (even before I read the recipe) was WOW! That looks great!

My only suggestion would be to add a little bit of parmesan or asiago cheese to the blend. As an Italian, I should be kicking myself for suggesting seafood and cheese together at all, but you have to have cheese on pizza, and if you're going to have one, why not go all out?

The Urban Eater said...

I Looooovvvveeee white pizza....it's sooo yummy.
I'm licking my screen over this one!
Fav is the good ole white spinach with portabellas sometimes. Not all the time.

Pam said...

I was just thinking today that it's been so long since I've made pizza. This could not have been more perfect timing!!!

cookinpanda said...

Very interesting. I never would have considered shrimp on pizza!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Kevin, thats a brilliant idea, and one I want to try!

diva said...

what a fab idea~ pile on loads of cheese, with shrimp scampi. ooh that is good.

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Kevin, shrimp pizza sounds like a very good combination of flavours... I love the pictures as well, very nice...
Margot

Elizabeth said...

What a great concept.I am going to take this recipe along with me to our vacation cabin next week.Perfect!

Patsyk said...

Oh my, Kevin, that looks incredible! I'm going to have to give that idea a try next time I make pizza.

chriesi said...

That slice looks very tempting!

Lynn said...

Is 5 minutes at 550 degrees long enough to cook the crust? I like a crispy crust but I wouldn't want to overlook the crust. I love shrimp scampi pizza and would love to make it myself.

Kevin said...

Lynn: Yes, the crust will cook very quickly at 550F so keep an eye on it!

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