Exotic Mushroom and Shrimp Pizza w/ Red Pepper Sauce
Yield: One 12-inch pizza
1/4 cup Finely chopped onion
2-1/2 tablespoons Olive oil, divided
1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon Sweet paprika
1/4 teaspoon each Salt and pepper
To taste Cayenne pepper
1/2 cup Roasted red pepper puree
6 ounces Medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and cut in 1/2-inch pieces
2 ounces Shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
2 ounces Oyster mushrooms, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup Smoked mozzarella, shredded
1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Unbaked 12-inch pizza dough shell
1 cup Shredded spinach leaves
Sauté onion in 1/2 tablespoon oil until soft, about 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, paprika, salt, pepper, cayenne and red pepper puree; cook 2 minutes. Reserve.
Toss shrimp in 1/2 tablespoon oil; reserve. Toss mushrooms in 1-1/2 tablespoons oil; reserve. Spread reserved sauce over pizza shell. Sprinkle with cheese, top with shrimp and mushrooms.
Bake at 500 degrees F until pizza is hot and bubbly, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with spinach.
Recipe developed by: Fred Manion, Lennie’s Brew Pub, Bloomington, IN
Photo Credit: Mushroom Council