Shrimp Scampi Pizzas

February 2009
Shrimp Scampi Pizzas

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 25 mins

Bake: 10 mins

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 cloves garlic, 8 smashed and peeled and 4 finely chopped
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, trimmed
  • 1 15 ounce container  ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 pounds shrimppeeled, deveined and chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 baguette, split lengthwise and quartered crosswise
  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Cook the smashed garlic until golden, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the garlic to a food processor; reserve the olive oil.
  2. Add the parsley to the garlic in the food processor and pulse to finely chop; set aside 1/4 cup. Add the ricotta and parmesan to the food processor; pulse to combine.
  3. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees . In the same skillet, heat the reserved olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chopped garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the shrimp, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until opaque, about 5 minutes. Stir in the reserved 1/4 cup parsley-garlic mixture.
  4. Spread the cheese mixture on the cut side of each piece of bread and arrange on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet. Spoon the shrimp mixture on top and sprinkle with more parmesan. Bake until the cheese is melted, 7 to 10 minutes.
Tip For a change:
  • Cube the bread and toss with the shrimp and the cheese mixture; transfer to a casserole dish and bake.
Tip How-to:
  • Pull the dough gently in all directions to loosen.
  • Let the dough hang from your fingers or fists and pull it back and forth so it stretches evenly.
  • Pull the dough to fit a baking sheet, stretching it as thin as you like.