C.K.'s Grilled Gamberian Pizza



  • 1 6-oz. pizza dough ball
  • 2 oz. C.K.s grill oil
  • 2 oz. Wisconsin Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 lb. fresh jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 4 oz. C.K.s pizza sauce
  • 4 oz. C.K.s fresh basil pesto
  • 6 oz. Wisconsin Whole-Milk Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 oz. Bermuda onion, thinly sliced
  • 1.5 oz. sun-dried tomatoes, sliced and soaked in port wine
  • 2 tsp. capers, optiona
  • 13 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 T thinly chopped fresh basil
C.K.s Grill Oil
  • 24 oz. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 oz. fresh minced garlic
  • 2 oz. each dried basil, oregano and thyme leaves

C.K.s Pizza Sauce:

  • 2.5 lb. fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 3/4 c. tomato puree
  • 2/3 c. packed, chopped, fresh basil
  • 2 T. minced fresh garlic
  • 1 T. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp. sugar

C.K.s Fresh Basil Pesto

  • 16 oz. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. fresh basil leaves
  • 8 oz. Wisconsin Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 6 oz. roasted pecans
  • 2 oz. fresh garlic cloves
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 anchovy fillets
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper

On well-floured surface, roll out dough by hand to fit over 14-inch pizza screen; carefully place on screen. Lightly brush with grill oil, coating completely. Position crust over medium-hot grill; flip, oil side down, onto grill. As crust bubbles, move around with tongs to prevent charring. Lightly brush with grill oil. When bottom of crust is lightly browned and crispy, turn over onto screen (the bottom is now the top). Remove from grill. Brush generously with grill oil; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. In skillet, saut shrimp with pepper in grill oil. Top grilled crust with pizza sauce, pesto, prepared shrimp, Mozzarella, onion, sun-dried tomatoes, capers and garlic. Return to grill; remove screen. Cook about 10 minutes, moving around to prevent charring. Place in broiler 20 to 30 seconds or until top sizzles. Brush edge with grill oil and sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese. Garnish with basil.

C.K.s Grill Oil Directions:
Combine ingredients.

C.K.s Pizza Sauce Directions:
Coarsely chop tomatoes. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Refrigerate one hour to blend flavors.

C.K.s Fresh Basil Pesto Directions:
In food processor, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth.

Additional Information

Category: Pizza
Recipe Source: Chef Submissions
Submitted By: Stephan & Brady