Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday night garlic shrimp pan pizza

Pizzas are great for combining your favourite ingredients together into one giant platter of yumminess. For this Sunday, we raided the fridge and decided to make a deep-dish garlic, seafood, artichoke, arugula, red onions, black olives and aged white cheddar cast-iron pan pizza.

I must admit that I refused to invest in a cast-iron at first because it was heavy and needed to be lugged around and heavy and even though some come pre-seasoned, it was just so heavy, did I mention it was heavy? But alas, I was convinced and boy am I glad. It makes amazing deep-dish pizza!!!!!!


2 tsp yeast
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups bread flour
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp salt
corn meal or extra flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water for 5 mins. Combine flour, oil, and salt until homogeneous and let proof for several hours. Knead again to release all the gas build up and let rest for 1 hr.

Meanwhile, prepare your toppings:
1/2 cup de-veined shrimps
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup thinly sliced red pepper
Tomato sauce
1 cup aged white cheddar, shredded

Handful of black olives, chopped
Handful of arugula/rocket
1/2 can tuna
3 artichoke hearts, sliced thinly
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

In skillet, brown garlic and quickly sautee the shrimp and red peppers, about 2 minutes. It is ok if the shrimps are only half cooked. Let cool.

Preheat oven to 420 F.

Roll out the dough into a round pizza shape. Dust the bottom of the cast iron with corn meal and lay the dough on top, press gently. Spoon tomato sauce over, layer with a third of the cheese, sprinkle olives, arugula, tuna, artichokes, red onion, and shrimp mixture on top. Layer remaining cheese on top.

Bake for about 10 - 15 mins until cheese is browned. Lower temperature to 375 F and bake for additional 18 - 20 mins.



  1. Wow this sounds so tasty! I has pizza for dinner tonight but after stumbling upon this i might have to have it again tomorrow night!

  2. Looks good.. I haven't made pizza for quite some time, thanks for reminding :D