Shrimp and Pesto Pizza

In a departure from the standard pizza toppings, grilled dough is spread with basil pesto and scattered with shrimp, sliced tomatoes, and shaved Parmesan. No grill? No problem. Cook this dough in a cast-iron skillet over high heat, or on a preheated sheet pan or pizza stone in a 500-degree oven.

  • Yield: Makes one 10-inch pizza
Shrimp and Pesto Pizza

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2010

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 3 ounces grilled shrimp
  • 2 small tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 small red onion, sliced
  • shaved Parmesan
  • Basic Grilled Pizza Dough
  • Herb Oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Directions

  1. Heat it up: Set up a grill with heat source, coals or gas, on one side over medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill.

  2. Stretch it: On a lightly floured work surface, stretch or roll 1 piece basic grilled pizza dough or 4 ounces store-bought dough into a 10-inch-long oval or other desired shape. Brush one side lightly with herb oil or olive oil and season with coarse salt and ground pepper.

  3. Grill it: Using your hands, place dough, oiled side down, directly over heat source. Brush dough with herb oil or olive oil and cook until underside is lightly charred and bubbles form all over top, 1 to 2 minutes. With tongs, flip dough and cook until lightly charred, 1 to 2 minutes. Slide dough to cooler side of grill.

  4. Top it: Top with desired cheese and toppings; cover grill. Cook until cheese melts and toppings are heated through, 2 to 5 minutes.

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