Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pesto Pizza with Shrimp

I still have pizza dough left from my October Daring Bakers! I also had pesto left from when I made pesto pizzas at Halloween. I knew I wanted to do another pesto pizza and I thought shrimp would be a nice topping this time. This was delicious and fast since I already had everything ready. This was so good that instead of saving some for my work lunch the next day, I ate the entire pizza in one sitting. I KNOW!! Little miss piggy! It was that good though. Clearly from my picture (and all my other pizza recipe pictures), I am incapable of rolling a pizza dough into a round shape. I have come to enjoy the look of the misshapen pizza though. Oh, and I am still looking for help on how to create an "About Me" tab, separate from my Blogger profile. Any and all help is appreciated!

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For the pesto:
1 1/2 cups fresh basil
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 teaspoon salt

For the pizza:
1 ball pizza dough
Shredded mozzarella
Olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees

In a skillet, heat olive oil and add the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper and cook the shrimp, just until they are pink on the outside (they will continue to cook in the oven). Set aside to cool slightly.

To make the pizza, spread a thin layer of pesto over the dough. Top with mozzarella and then top with the shrimp. Brush the edges of the dough with olive oil. Bake 8-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the edges are browned.

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Diana said...

YUM! This looks way better than the pizza I had at Cheebo! Those shrimp are so cute and pink! :)

Alicia Foodycat said...

Gorgeous! I am usually very anti-seafood on pizza, but I had a takeaway near me a few years back that did a lovely pizza bianco with prawns, tiny pieces of lemon and cubes of feta which brought me around. And your crust looks even better than the ones they used to do!

Heather said...

that is beautiful! i'm not much of a shrimp person - it's the texture. but the color here is gorgeous, and i'll bet the pesto goes nicely with the shrimp!

vanillasugarblog said...

No need to put it into a perfect looks so much more rustic this way; like an authentic pizza.
Isn't the 'about me' in the dashboard section?

Erica said...

I never would have thought to put shrimp on pizza! Looks great! I love homemade dough! Its just the best!

Reeni said...

Pesto pizza is so good. Especially when it's homemade from top to bottom. Adding shrimp to it brought it to a whole new level, YUM!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'd check forums for tech help on the tabs. I like the misshapen pizza--keeping it real!

Unknown said...

lovely :) and i'd eat the whole thing too!

Olga said...

Wow, I cannot believe you still have the dough from the October challenge! The pizza looks great.

If you find out re that additional tab on blogger, could you please email me? I've always wanted one too :)

Sharon said...

You cooked your shrimp perfectly! I had shrimp for dinner as well though mine weren't as pretty :)

Esi said...

Thanks ladies!!

Olga - if I figure this darn thing out, I will certainly let you know. I have been trying for over a month!

Debbie said...

They look great...I love shrimp and I love pizza!

Kana said...

Esi, this is my kinda pizza!

Anonymous said...

It's fun to know that you can pretty much have pizza on a whim. Looks good!