Shrimp Scampi Deep Dish Pizza
Yesterday was National Shrimp Scampi Day which = yum! And I was eager to continue perfecting my deep dish pizza crust. So it was a great time to make Shrimp Scampi Deep Dish Pizza.
Even though the recipe takes about two hours, most of that is passive while the dough rises and the pizza cooks.
I’m learning with making pizza dough is patience and careful measuring and adhering to instructions. These are not among my strengths but with perseverance and a glass of wine (another bonus of this recipe is the leftover wine!), the pizza crust turned out great!
My handsome hubby devoured his portion – pretty sure this just became a regular on our meal plan. And a boat friend who I showed the picture to, commented she was amazed at what we create in our little boat gallery.
This Shrimp Scampi Deep Dish Pizza was made on a 37 foot Tollycraft (1978 Sedan) using a MagicChef Propane Stove. See other boat tested recipes.
- 1 1/8 tsp active dry yeast
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp olive oil, - plus more for brushing bowl, dough ball and crust
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 1/2 cups bread flour, - plus more for dusting work surface, if necessary
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 3 cloves garlic, - minced
- 1/4 cup white wine, - Sauvignon Blanc is particularly good
- 1 lemon, - zested and juiced
- 3/4 lb large prawns - 31-40 count, - peeled & deveined
- 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 3/4 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 large handfuls fresh spinach
In the bowl of a mixer dough hook attached, pour the warm water in and sprinkle with yeast. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. *Do not use hot water as it kills the yeast and the dough will not rise.
Add the sugar, oil, and salt into yeast mixture.
With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Mix until a dough ball forms. Transfer dough to an oiled bowl and brush top with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in Instant Pot. Set to yogurt setting for 1 hour. The dough should double in size.
Once dough has risen, remove from Instant Pot, place on a floured work surface and gently knead.
Oil a 9” pie plate or other baking dish. Place one ball of dough into baking dish and gently press it out and up around the sides about 1 to 1.5 inches. Let rest for a couple of minutes before adding toppings.
Make the pizza
In a large skillet, melt butter and oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic, lemon juice and lemon zest and cook for one minute.
Add the wine and simmer for 2 minutes.
Add shrimp and cook until slightly pink. Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside.
Add spinach to skillet and cook until slightly wilted. Remove from heat.
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Spread spinach and garlic-lemon sauce on the pizza crust.
Top with mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Brush dough with olive oil.
Place in oven for 16 minutes.
Remove from oven, top with shrimp; gently nudge shrimp into cheese with the back of a spoon.
Return to oven and bake for additional 14 minutes.
Let rest for 5-10 minutes before removing from dish and cutting. Serve immediately. And careful it’s hot!
This Shrimp Scampi Deep Dish Pizza was made on a 37 foot Tollycraft (1978 Sedan) using a MagicChef Propane Stove. See other boat tested and tasted recipes. Please leave a comment and share or rate it! And tag #wifeonaboat on your favourite social media.