Personal Shrimp Pizza with Tomato & Basil
- 1/2 lb shrimp, (peeled & deveined)
- 2 lbs prepared pizza dough
- 2-3 Tbs olive oil
- Tomato & Basil Sauce20 plum tomatoes, cut in half
- 1 medium onion, minced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/4 cup basil, fresh, julienned
- Cook Shrimp1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1 Tbs parsley, finely chopped
- Make Pizzas1 1/2 cups mozzarella or fontina cheese, shredded or crumbled
- 2 to 4 heads garlic roasted, optional
- Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Roll, pull or stretch dough to make 7 or 8 inch circles. Brush individual pizza pans with olive oil and sprinkle with cornmeal. Place dough in pans and brush with olive oil. Bake crusts at 350° F for 8 minutes. Brush with oil and refrigerate until ready to make pizzas.
- Tomato & Basil SauceSauté tomatoes until soft and press through a sieve. Return tomato pulp to skillet with onion, garlic, butter, salt, sugar and thyme. Simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle tomatoes with salt and pepper; add basil and set aside.
- To Cook ShrimpRinse shrimp under cold running water, drain well and pat dry. Heat 1/4 cup butter and olive oil together on a medium low heat, add shrimp and stir fry for one half of cooking time. Add wine and parsley. Cook remaining amount of time until shrimp are opaque. Remove shrimp; cool slightly.
- To Make PizzasSpread prepared crusts with thin layer of tomato sauce. Top crusts with sliced tomato and basil mixture. Sprinkle with selected cheese. Bake at 425° F for 10 to 15 minutes. Top with shrimp and additional cheese. Return to oven until cheese melts. Serve immediately; with roasted garlic.
Cooking Tip: Don't let the oil and butter combination for frying the shrimp get too hot. If it starts to smoke (or smell smoky), turn the heat down to low.
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