I made shrimp pizza. Shrimp on pizza. Crispiness. Deliciousness.

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Sometimes I eat pretzels for breakfast. Jelly beans for dinner. Zero vegetables for lunch. Now I eat shrimp pizza.

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Last night, someone (me) ate an entire can of chickpeas (roasted) accidentally (on purpose). Not pizza.

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Today you should put shrimp on your pizza. I’m going to nap. I’ve been watching that fancy wedding all morning wishing I was royalty and emotionally eating m&m’s. Not shrimp pizza, but I’d like to emotionally eat that too.

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Crispy Shrimp Pizza

makes 3-4 small thin crust pizzas

dough:

2 cups flour (I used all purpose + whole wheat)

3/4 cup warm water

1 packet dry active yeast

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

toppings:

1 1/2 pounds raw, deveined shrimp

1/4 cup flour

salt + pepper to taste

1/4 cup olive oil + 1 tablespoon

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

2 cups arugula

1-2 lemons

Combine water, yeast, olive oil and honey and mix with a spoon. Let sit for about 15 minutes until yeast becomes foamy. Add in flour and salt and mix until a ball forms. Using your hands, need dough for 1-2 minutes until it is somewhat smooth. Place in an oiled bowl (in a warm spot) and let rise for 1-2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat a skillet over medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper and dredge through flour. Make sure the skillet is very hot and add shrimp, cooking on each side for only 1-2 minutes until crispy. Remove and drain on a paper towel.

Roll out pizza dough to the desired size (mine were about 4-5 inches wide and very thin). Top each with about a tablespoon of olive oil and a minced clove of garlic. Sprinkle on both cheeses and add shrimp on top. Bake for 10-15 minutes (depending on thickness of crust) or until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Serve with arugula and a few lemon slices for spritzing, as well as additional parmesan cheese.

Note: I was concerned that the shrimp would become rubbery after essentially being cooked twice, but it didn’t at all with the smaller thin crusts. If you want to make one large pizza you may need to experiment first and see if the shrimp stays crisp after being cooked so long.

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Did anyone else notice the uncanny resemblance between Queen Elizabeth and Mother Lovett? I know what I’m doing today. Two words: hat shopping.

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92 Responses to “Crispy Shrimp Pizza.”

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    Sara — April 29, 2011 @ 7:11 am

    Oh my… this looks fabulous! Definitely will add to the ‘to-make’ list.

    Props to you for getting up to watch the wedding of the century. I definitely appreciate my sleep more.

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    Erin — April 29, 2011 @ 7:13 am

    I ate dried apricots, cracks and peanut butter for dinner last night. Gotta love random meals!

    Also, I didn’t watch the wedding, but I feel you on the hats. I want to wear a big floppy one to my boyfriends graduation from Physician Assistant Graduate School next weekend. Added bonus, maybe it’ll help prevent me from frying like an egg in the Southern sun.

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    • Jessica — April 29th, 2011 @ 8:40 am

      Please do it! Let’s bring them back.

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      • Erin — April 29th, 2011 @ 8:52 am

        Done and done :-)

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — April 29, 2011 @ 7:13 am

    They do look alike! You just need a proper hat and you would fit right in.

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    Jenn L @ Peas & Crayons — April 29, 2011 @ 7:15 am

    Mmmm Love it!!!! Way Way better than topping it with pepperoni =)

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    • Jessica — April 29th, 2011 @ 8:39 am

      Yes, shrimp > pepperoni. :)

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — April 29, 2011 @ 7:17 am

    The 3rd picture down looks so amazing…love the shot on the wood. Just gorgeous. I am deathly allergic to shrimp to this is a no go but it sure looks wonderful!

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    Cara — April 29, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    I have pizza on the menu for this weekend, and I just so happen to have some shrimp to use up. I can’t wait to try this!

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    Blog is the New Black — April 29, 2011 @ 7:28 am

    I want a funny hat, too!!!!!

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    Holly @ The Runny Egg — April 29, 2011 @ 7:34 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever had shrimp on pizza — but that sounds absolutely amazing.

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — April 29, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    LOVE this shrimp pizza, especially with the salad on top. Fun :)

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — April 29, 2011 @ 7:46 am

    i want to go hat shopping too! and seriously, how did i not think to make shrimp pizza before? it sounds amazing!

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    Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) — April 29, 2011 @ 7:49 am

    There were definitely some hats going on there! The pizza looks amazing!

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — April 29, 2011 @ 8:00 am

    Oh my, this looks so divine!! I love shrimp and rarely put it on pizzas but that is such a good idea. And I agree… uncanny resemblance. Are you sure you’re not related? ;)

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    • Jessica — April 29th, 2011 @ 8:39 am

      I’ll look into that. :)

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    Elizabeth — April 29, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    Veggies! I see veggies on that pizza! Props.

    Rather than wishing I was royalty this morning, I just wished I had better hats. =)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 29, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    I love this! And I look horrible in hats but totally want one now!

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    Erica — April 29, 2011 @ 8:24 am

    owww…you know I’m so into shrimp right now and this looks amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever had shrimp on pizza. I watched some of the wedding (because I was at the gym and it was the only thing on ;)). I thought Kate looked fabulous- much more conservative than I had expected

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    • Jessica — April 29th, 2011 @ 8:38 am

      I love her!

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      • Kim in MD — April 29th, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

        I love Catherine, too. Her style is so classic…and timeless! :-)

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    Gen — April 29, 2011 @ 8:46 am

    Yuuuuum that sounds sooo good!!! :D

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — April 29, 2011 @ 9:16 am

    I said the same thing about the hats! Love those crazy styles. Although I’d be more inclined to wear the simpler ones- nothing too zany for me!

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — April 29, 2011 @ 9:16 am

    Arugula ROCKS on pizza. Love it. I’ve never thought to add shrimp. Good job, Girl!

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    Matt @ The Athlete's Plate — April 29, 2011 @ 9:23 am

    That looks so good! I’ve done shrimp on a pizza, but never crispy shrimp. Must try!

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    Jihane @Sinful Sundays — April 29, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    That pizza looks great, shrimp on anything is great especially crispy, yum!

    And I want a hat too!! A big one. I’m not getting married anytime soon so I think I want to wear one for my next birthday–the big 25 so I could look important and regal and stuff. yea.

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    • Jessica — April 29th, 2011 @ 10:50 am

      Do it!

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    Deanna D. — April 29, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    LOVE shrimp on pizza. We usually make it with a cilantro pesto as the “sauce” but we will have to give this recipe a try!

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    • Jessica — April 29th, 2011 @ 10:50 am

      Love cilantro pesto!

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    Jennifer R. — April 29, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    You need to come to Louisville, KY, next weekend for the Kentucky Derby with your new hat!

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    • Jessica — April 29th, 2011 @ 10:50 am

      Oh my gosh, my husband is OBSESSED with the derby. We have a party on the day but I think it’s time to go to KY too!

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      • Jennifer R. — April 29th, 2011 @ 11:37 am

        The day before the Derby or Oaks Day, is just as big at Churchill Downs. I love seeing everyone dressed up with their hats on.

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    Krista @ Journey To A Healthy Berg — April 29, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    I have a bag of frozen pre-cooked shrimp in the freezer? Do you think that would work? Or do you think it would be too rubbery and nast?

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    • Jessica — April 29th, 2011 @ 10:51 am

      I actually think it will work as long as you do the smaller and thinner crusts (to lessen baking time). Just make sure the shrimp is completely thawed and dry!

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    Jaida — April 29, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    We have decided that homemade pizza (on the grill) should become a summer staple in our household, so I will have to try out this recipe soon!!

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    Kim in MD — April 29, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    I’ve been up since 4:00a.m. watching the wedding, too! Wasn’t Catherine stunning? It was so romantic…you could tell that she and William really love each other! I’m off to take a nap, too! ;-)

    The shrimp pizza looks amazing, Jessica!

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    • Jessica — April 29th, 2011 @ 10:49 am

      She looked incredible!

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    Kellie — April 29, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    Having a royal wedding party tonight!
    Do you brush oil all over your crust before putting in the oven?? Mine never comes out so crispy but just doughy! ugh

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    • Jessica — April 29th, 2011 @ 10:49 am

      Yes I do, when I don’t use red sauce!

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    Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food — April 29, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    see some people believe that seafood and cheese don’t go together… Eat that silly people! :P

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    • Jessica — April 29th, 2011 @ 10:49 am

      I know! I’m definitely not one of them.

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    Joanna@ Drizzle of Sunshine — April 29, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    Hat Shopping? I’m going PRINCE shopping!

    This pizza looks divine!

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    • Jessica — April 29th, 2011 @ 10:49 am

      Okay, that’s a better idea!

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    Moni'sMeals — April 29, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    wow this looks great. It is so similar to a pizza I order out here in LA. I did not realize how easy it would be to do at home. Thanks for this super post! I am a pizza monster so I will make this one for sure.

    :)

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    Mrs. Jen B — April 29, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    LOVE shrimp pizza! This takes me back to my college days – one bar in town had the best pizzas, and shrimp was my favorite.

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    Jess — April 29, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    kate totally looked stunning, she must have the smallest waist, wow!
    p.s. i’ve never had shrimp on pizza but this looks promising.

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    Christine — April 29, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    I make shrimp pizza with an herbed white bean puree base, carmelized leeks and onions and grana padano cheese. The arugula and lemon on top is such a great finishing touch of freshness!

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    • Jessica — April 29th, 2011 @ 11:45 am

      Ummm that sounds like 20 times better than this. Bring me some??

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      • Christine — April 29th, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

        Unlike cake batter chocolates, I don’t think this would ship well :-(

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    Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen — April 29, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    Loveeeeee this!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 29, 2011 @ 11:51 am

    I have a big bag of shrimp in the freezer begging to be used for this pizza! What a scrumptious, simple meal. Great recipe!

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    Cookbook Queen — April 29, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    Is it sick that even though I BAWLED through the royal wedding, I saved it on my DVR so I can bawl through it again? I don’t KNOW why I enjoy it so, I just do.

    Shrimp + Pizza = possibly one of my new favorite meals. YUM!!! :)

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    Ashley — April 29, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

    Let’s have a chickpea eating contest!!! How are they just so addicting?? That pizza looks FAB! Happy weekend love! <3

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    • Jessica — April 29th, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

      I’m in!

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    Natalia - a side of simple — April 29, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    The Today Show did a short segment on hats yesterday. I’ve already added a few fascinators to my wish list for life itself :)

    I particularly think we should have a garden party complete with this pizza and some fancy hats. Just one question: Are you game?

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    • Jessica — April 29th, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

      Game!

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    Jessica — April 29, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    This pizza looks delicious!!!

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    Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen — April 29, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    Oooolalala…shrimp on pizza! I love it.

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    Katrina — April 29, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

    This is a really great idea. Open a cafe already. Geeze! haha

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    Kelly — April 29, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    You’re too cute. The thought of you ‘emotionally’ eating M&M’s and watching the royal wedding is an amusing thought.

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    Jessica — April 29, 2011 @ 11:08 pm

    aw hot daaannngggg this looks delish.

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    Blond Duck — April 30, 2011 @ 7:01 am

    I’ve been craving pizza for days.

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    Anat — April 30, 2011 @ 7:14 am

    how much does the packet of dry active yeast weights?

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    • Jessica — April 30th, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

      I believe it’s .25 ounces.

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    Tasha @ Voracious — April 30, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    LOVE THIS! I will absolutely be making this. Pizza and shrimp are two of my favorite things, and I imagine combining them will take it to a whole new level.

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    Nancy — April 30, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    Hi Jessica,
    I love reading your posts each day, so thank you for that!! You have some really interesting recipes, but I love the humor and family stories you add in too!
    This looks like a great recipe for pizza, but I have one question…In the 2nd photo it looks like you have an herb on the pizza that baked with the cheese, etc…is that cilantro or parsley? I can’t tell.
    Well anyway, I’m going to try it so again, THANKS!

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    • Jessica — April 30th, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

      Oops you are right Nancy – I left out the parsley! Fixing it now. :)

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      • Nancy — May 1st, 2011 @ 10:37 am

        Great, thank you!

      • Nancy — May 1st, 2011 @ 10:38 am

        HAPPY MAY DAY!! ; )

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    Serena — April 30, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    I looove shrimp and I loove pizza so shrimp+pizza=heaven :)
    Mother Lovett so looks like the Queen! Maybe they were twins seperated at birth?

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    Lee Hock — April 30, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

    Although, I will not be making shrimp pizza (don’t eat shrimp), I will definitely give your pizza dough recipe a shot, I have been looking for a good wheat crust recipe. Will prob try in the bread machine too.

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    Lisa {smart food and fit} — April 30, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

    This looks amazing. Funny, my husband and I were crazing shrimp the other day!

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    Molly — April 30, 2011 @ 1:31 pm

    I love the arugula topping!

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