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Shrimp Pizza - Shrimp Pizza Recipe

Friday, December 4, 2009

                                                     Shrimp Pizza - Shrimp Pizza Recipe

Shrimp Pizza - Shrimp Pizza Recipe Ingredients


1 package active dry yeast

3⁄4 cup lukewarm water
(105° to 115°F)

1⁄4 cup sweet vermouth

1⁄4 cup olive oil, plus additional
for the bowl and baking sheet

1⁄2 teaspoon salt 3 to

31⁄2 cups all-purpose flour FOR THE SAUCE 1⁄4 cup olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, minced

1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

One 28-ounce can peeled tomatoes, drained and chopped

2 teaspoons tomato paste

2 teaspoons chopped basil

2 teaspoons minced oregano Salt and freshly ground black
pepper to taste


1 pound small shrimp (more than 55 per pound), peeled and deveined

2 cups mozzarella, shredded (about 8 ounces)

Shrimp Pizza - Shrimp Pizza Recipe Cooking Process

1.To prepare the dough, combine the yeast, water, and vermouth in a large bowl and stir until the yeast is dissolved. Set aside to proof. After 5 minutes, there should be small bubbles and foam on the surface of the liquid.

2.Add the olive oil, salt, and half the flour to the bowl and mix thoroughly, adding more flour as necessary to create a soft dough. (The amount of flour needed will vary with your kitchen’s temperature and the day’s humidity.)

3.Lightly flour your work surface. Place the dough on the work surface and knead for 10 minutes, adding more flour as necessary to keep it from sticking. Knead the dough by pressing into it with the heel of one hand, pulling the bottom lip of the dough back with the other. When the dough is smooth and elastic (that is, it stretches a bit before breaking and has the look of very smooth skin), place it in a clean bowl and rub the top lightly with a little olive oil. Turn the dough over once or twice to coat both the bowl and the entire surface of the dough with oil. Cover the bowl and set it in a warm place to allow the dough to rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk.

4.Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, until the onion is softened and fragrant, about 5 minutes.

5.Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, and oregano and bring to a simmer; then reduce the heat to low. Slowly simmer the sauce, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring often.

6.Remove the pan from the heat and let the sauce cool. Season with salt and pepper.

7.To assemble the pizza, adjust the racks in the oven so that one is on the lowest level and the other is in the upper third of the oven, and preheat the oven to 450°F. Lightly oil two large baking sheets.

8.Punch down the dough with your fist to deflate it. Remove the dough from the bowl and divide it into 2 equal pieces.

9.Stretch and pull half of the dough into a rough 12-inch circle. You can use a rolling pin, if desired. Place the dough circle in the middle of one of the prepared baking sheets. Place half of the sauce in the middle of the dough and spread it evenly, leaving a 1⁄4-inch border of dough all the way around. Place half the shrimp on top of the sauce in one layer, then sprinkle the entire pizza with half of the cheese. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make a second pizza on the second baking sheet.

10.Bake the pizzas for 7 minutes. Reverse the baking sheets, top to bottom, and front to back. Bake for 8 more minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the crust is beginning to brown.Shrimp Pizza - Shrimp Pizza Recipe


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