Tuesday, September 27, 2011
BBQ Shrimp Pizza
I loved Stubb's products before we went gluten-free, so I was thrilled when I picked up a bottle a few months ago out of curiosity (something I often do to see if anything has changed with products I like) and saw that the sauces and marinades are now certified gluten-free. Yay!
So I've been using the sauces and marinades again - and have a few super-easy recipes using them to share with you in the future.
When Stubb's BBQ recently challenged me to create a pizza using one of their sauces, I immediately had an idea of what I wanted to make. Going off the basic ingredients of another dish I like to make, but haven't shared with you yet, I created this pizza.
Is it good? Fantastic. In fact, I've made it twice in the past week. My husband says it takes pizza to a whole new dimension. The entire family loves it so much, they may only want this pizza from now on. I'm going to save it for special occasions, even though it's easy enough to make every day.
I was in a time pinch the other night when I made this - just before sunset (so at least I had a little light left for photos!), so I used Udi's frozen pizza crust rather than the homemade pizza crust I enjoy making. (I need to take new photos of that crust - it looks a little different now that I've changed the recipe so much!) It tasted great on the Udi's.
Projected prep time (pizza with crust ready only): 10 minutes; Projected bake time: 15-20 minutes
Stubb's Smokey Mesquite Bar-B-Q sauce
Extra virgin olive oil
Cooked or grilled shrimp, tails removed
Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 375 degrees (note this is for Udi's frozen crust since that's what is in these photos - if you are using another crust the temperature may vary, therefore affecting the bake time).
Brush a small amount of extra virgin olive oil all over crust.
Spread a few tablespoons of Stubb's sauce over the crust.
Spread a good layer of cheese over the crust.
Arrange cooked or grilled shrimp on top of the cheese. (If you're using frozen, make sure they are thawed.)
Baste individual shrimp with sauce.
Sprinkle kosher salt and a dash of black pepper over pizza.
Sprinkle a small amount of cheese over shrimp, and top with diced pimentos.
Bake about 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is completely melted and beginning to bubble.