Sunday, July 19, 2009

Chef Chuck's Pesto Shrimp Pizza

Pesto Gamberetti Pizza

Basil pesto shrimp pizza, is a wonderful way to continue on bringing some more flavors from your garden! With all that basil around we must find great avenues for its use. There are many ways to indulge in pesto. Pesto pizza is one great way, just add a little shrimp for a recipe to enjoy!

Basil Pesto Shrimp Pizza
2 cups fresh basil
3/4 cups parmigiano cheese, grated
1/2 cup pine nuts
2-3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
salt and pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
Toppings: 6 shrimp

Put all ingredients except olive oil in a food processor, slowly drizzle in olive oil till all ingredients are combined.

1 cup warm water
1 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
2-3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Add 1 tablespoon of yeast to warm water and sugar, stir. Let sit for 7 minutes (until foamy). Pour into mixer bowl, set to a medium speed, add olive oil. Mix in one cup of flour at a time with salt until it forms into a ball of dough. Dust a cutting board with flour and knead dough for 3 minutes. Lightly coat a large bowl with olive oil, transfer dough and cover with plastic wrap and layer towel on top. Let rise in a warm area for 1 hour 30 minutes - 2 hours.
Makes 1 pizza.

On a floured board work dough to desired shape, transfer to an oiled baking pan spread pesto evenly on dough and add shrimp. Bake at 475 degrees for 13-15 minutes.


  1. The Pesto Pizza with shrimp was DELICIOUS, thank you Chef Chuck! From all of us at Burnin' Daylight Farm

  2. Hello Sunshine my favorite organic farmer! Thank you for the wonderful flowers, See you soon :)

  3. MMMMMM,...your pesto shrimp pizza looks so tasty!

  4. wow!! This looks pretty neat!! I must try it!!

  5. WOW. So rustic looking and beautiful.

  6. Hello Live.Love.Eat, Thank You :)