Seafood is a great topping for pizza, because the crispy dough serves as a nice base and the juicy sauce complements its flavor. Bring the flavor of the ocean to your dinner table for the whole family to enjoy, by making the following shrimp and scallop pizza recipe. You can use small or medium shrimp for this (or large ones if you chop them) as well as any size scallops. Just cut the seafood into smaller pieces if necessary.
Red bell pepper is also introduced to this pizza, for color and extra sweetness, and two kinds of cheese are featured, as well as a pinch of dried oregano for a typical Italian flavor. You can buy pizza dough ready to roll out or you can make your own. You can even buy ready-rolled pizza crusts, but rolling your own dough out means a more rustic result. The pizza crusts you buy in the store are too symmetrical and lack that homemade charm.
The following recipe can be baked on a pizza stone, and many people like to use those for the crispy results it delivers, but if you do not have one, simply bake your pizza on a pizza tray or just a plain baking tray. If you only have a rectangular baking sheet, then just make a rectangular pizza.
- 8 oz pizza dough
- 1½ cups freshly grated parmesan
- ½ sliced red bell pepper
- ½ lb peeled shrimp
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 6 quartered large scallops
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1½ cups mozzarella
- Cornmeal, for dusting pizza stone
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Roll the pizza dough out into a 12 inch circle.
- Roll the edges inward to make a ridge around the pizza.
- Put the pizza dough on a pizza stone which has been dusted with cornmeal.
- Stir the marinara sauce with the sour cream until well combined.
- Spread the marinara sauce evenly over the crust.
- Combine the mozzarella with the parmesan and sprinkle them over the pizza.
- Sprinkle the oregano on top.
- Top the cheese with the bell pepper, shrimp, and scallops distributing these evenly over the pizza.
- Bake for 16 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the seafood is cooked.
This is not only a delicious pizza recipe but also a very colorful one, with the attractive pink shrimp and bright red strips of bell pepper on top. You can see how the shrimp and scallops are cooked perfectly and the scallops are slightly browned in places. Seafood can be baked if you follow a good baked seafood recipe, and using shrimp and scallops to top a pizza means you can make something flavorful which the whole family will love. If you are usually a ‘meat feast’ fan then why not try topping your next pizza with delicate seafood instead of sausage, salami or chicken, and see how it compares?
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