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Fast & Easy Dinner: Shrimp Scampi Pizzas

Fast & Easy Dinner: Shrimp Scampi Pizzas


Ever since I made manchego shrimp pizza, I simply can't get enough of shellfish-topped pies. However, during the work week, dealing with pizza dough can be a bit daunting. That's why I love this recipe for shrimp scampi French bread pizza.

Shrimp is tossed with a parsley-garlic mixture before being placed on crisp baguette halves. Ricotta and Parmesan cheese finish off the dish, which is simple yet scrumptious. For this tasty recipe, read more.

Shrimp Scampi Pizzas

Shrimp Scampi Pizzas

Shrimp Scampi Pizzas

Ingredients

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
12 cloves garlic, 8 smashed and peeled and 4 finely chopped
1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, trimmed
One 15-ounce container ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling
2 pounds shrimp—peeled, deveined and chopped
Salt and pepper
1 baguette, split lengthwise and quartered crosswise

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Cook the smashed garlic until golden, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the garlic to a food processor; reserve the olive oil.
  3. 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.
  4. Preheat the oven to 500°.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Serves 4-6.

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