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Shrimp Scampi Pizza

This shrimp scampi pizza is flavored wholly with shrimp, garlic, and mozzarella to let the flavor of the shrimp shine through. Scampi refers to a shrimp based dish in the United States or shelled shrimp deep-fried in breadcrumbs in the United Kingdom.

In this shrimp scampi pizza recipe, the shrimp is cooked with the garlic and seasoned before being added to a pizza crust and topped with mozzarella. This is the best shrimp scampi pizza recipe by far and is delicate enough to serve in tiny wedges as an appetizer. Be careful when you are sautéing the shrimp that you stop the second is just done. Cooking it too long might make it rubbery and that will impair the flavor of the shrimp pizza.

Shrimp often comes to mind when considering seafood pizza. It is one of the most popular seafood toppings actually, along with anchovies which offer a completely different flavor to the soft, juiciness of the shrimp. This pizza is different from some other seafood topped ones though because of the other ingredients used with the shrimp. This recipe is beautifully simple but this only means you can expect an exquisite flavor, and not have anything else clashing with the flavor of the shrimp, since they are your primary ingredient.

Best Shrimp Scampi Recipe
Summary: Shrimp scampi is delicious however you serve it, but use it as a pizza topping and your palate will love it. Mozzarella and garlic are also used.
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Pizza
Serves: 6
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  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1 lb big shrimp, peeled
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 big pre-baked pizza crust
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Grease a baking sheet with the cooking spray.
  3. Put the olive oil and butter in a skillet and heat them over a moderate to high heat.
  4. Add the shrimp and garlic, cooking for a few minutes until the shrimp are pink.
  5. Season with the salt and black pepper.
  6. Put the pizza crust on the baking sheet and brush some of the butter mixture from the pan over it.
  7. Arrange the shrimp and cheese on the crust.
  8. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the top of the pizza is golden brown.
  9. Stand for 5 minutes then cut into wedges.

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This delicious pizza is topped with mozzarella, shrimp scampi and there is some garlic in there too. If you like seafood you will love the flavor of this. You will notice the toppings are kept to a minimum so the flavor of the shrimp really shines through, although you will see we added a few green peas to our pizza, and that was to add a contrasting taste plus a contrasting color. You can do this too if you want, or else consider adding some corn or another colorful topping with a slightly sweet flavor to complement the shrimp.


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