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Shrimp, Pesto & Asparagus Pizza

I have long loved shrimp and pesto pizza and since I have this asparagus, I wondered what would it be like with asparagus? It was lovely, garlicky, scrumptious, mmmmm ..

.Shrimp & Asparagus Pizza

I like to use my bread machine to pre-make individual pizza crusts. One recipe makes 6 individual pizza crusts. I pre-bake them till they are just light golden-brown, and they freeze so nicely, so it’s easy when you’re busy to just toss on a few toppings and throw in the toaster oven and ta da! homemade dinner in just a few minutes.

Individual pizza crusts

So back to the shrimp and asparagus pizza-deliciousness:

Ingredients:

  • New York style pizza crust (make your own or use a store-bought pre-made pizza crust)
  • Pesto
  • Shrimp, peeled, cooked, and chopped
  • Asparagus, cleaned and chopped
  • Vidalia onion, chopped
  • Garlic clove(s), peeled and chopped
  • Pinot Grigio, or other white wine
  • Shredded mozzarella or Italian blend cheese
  • Goat cheese, crumbled
  • Tomato, chopped
  • Pinons (pine nuts)
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped
Directions:
  1. With a butter knife, thinly spread a layer of pesto on the pizza crust.
  2. Spread a layer of shrimp evenly over the pesto.
  3. Coat a saucepan with cooking spray. Heat to med-high heat. Sautee the asparagus, onion, and garlic briefly, then add a splash of wine, cover, lower heat and cook until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  4. Sprinkle the pizza with the sauteed asparagus mixture, then top with the cheeses.
  5. Add the tomatoes and pinons on top of the cheese.
  6. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 10 – 12 minutes or until the cheeses are melted and bubbly.
  7. Before serving, sprinkle with fresh basil leaves.
Here it is, assembled and ready to cook:
Fully assembled and ready to cook asparagus shrimp pesto pizza
Ah! It’s done!
Shrimp, pesto and asparagus pizze
I was almost surprised how delicious this was … and how fast it was gone.
Last bite of shrimp, pesto, asparagus pizza
The last bite came too soon.
This recipe was shared at Recipe of the Week: Seafood.
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2 responses

  1. Pingback: Post-Pizza Party Wrapup « Sumptuous Spoonfuls

  2. Super yum! I am lucky to have asparagus in my summer garden. I will be making this soon.

    February 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm

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