Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Artichoke and shrimp pizza

No, I am not trying to see what weird combinations I can come up with!  We just like to try out new things, and this turned out really well.  I used our thin crust recipe and made two small rounds. 

Artichoke and Shrimp Pizza

1/4 to 1/2 lb small cooked shrimp
Small bunch of scallions
1-1/2 T cornstarch
3/4 c milk
3/4 c (3 oz) shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 c dry white wine
Dash of garlic powder
15oz can of artichoke hearts, chopped
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Thin crust pizza shells, 2 small or 1 large

Bake the pizza shells at 450 for 7 or 8 minutes and remove from the oven.  This can be done ahead of time if desired.

Slice the shrimp into half or thirds lengthwise, and slice the scallions (white and pale green parts) thinly crosswise.  Set aside.

Mix the cornstarch and cold milk and begin to heat in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a gentle boil and stir until thickened.  Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese, wine, and garlic powder.  Spread the sauce over the pizza shells.  Spread on the artichokes, shrimp, and white parts of the scallions.  Bake at 450 until bubbly and browning slightly.  Top with the green parts of the scallions and some Parmesan cheese before serving.  You can return it to the oven to melt the cheese slightly if desired.     


Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

Looks good! I love artichoke and shrimps. I find them good together in pasta. Haven't tried them in pizza, but I guess their combination will work well in it too!

Cyndi L said...

It's unexpected, but goes very well with the thin crust :-)