We’re always looking for new ways to use seafood in our cooking. And we’re pretty big fans of pizzas, so it was only a matter of time before we made a seafood pizza recipe to share. Here’s what we came up with: a Shrimp Pizza with a Sauvignon Blanc White Wine Sauce.
The best part about this pizza is the sauce. It is a little different than your typical pizza sauce. It tastes amazing. It’s made with wine (awesome!). And it’s light. The whole pizza feels light, which makes it easier to eat, and eat more of!
This pizza feels fancy, especially once you add the asparagus and roasted red peppers. But really, its fairly simple and easy to prepare. The sauce and shrimp come together quickly, and then you just have to toss it in the oven to finish.
I used wild caught Argentinian shrimp to make this pizza. I absolutely love these shrimp. They are so tasty, more sweet, with almost a lobster like taste and texture. I highly recommend using Argentinian shrimp if you can to make this shrimp pizza!
I definitely recommend making your own pizza dough, and you can find my favourite recipe here!
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1/4 cup sauvignon blanc (or other white wine)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 3/4 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 cup asparagus cut into 1.5 inch pieces
- 2 cups grated smoked cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup roasted red pepper. cut into pieces
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 prepared pizza dough or crust
Preheat oven to 450°F.
If using a pizza stone, place it in the oven to get hot.
In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and garlic. Cook for about 1 minute, until fragrant, stirring constantly.
Stir in wine, lemon juice and oregano. Simmer for 1 minute.
Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Add to the skillet and cook until just turned pink.
Remove shrimp from pan and set aside. Remove the pan from the heat, toss asparagus in the white wine butter sauce, and set aside (keeping the sauce).
Roll out the pizza dough and transfer to the hot pizza stone. Top with the white wine butter sauce, asparagus, and about half of the cheese.
Bake in the oven for 8 minutes.
Remove pizza from the oven, top with the shrimp, roasted red pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and remaining cheese.
Place back in the oven and bake for 5 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbling.
If you try this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and share a picture using #thesliceabove on Instagram. I always love seeing what you cook!