Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Roasted Veggie and Seafood Pizza

Serves 4 (2 at our house)
Recipes below for all of the following
Roasted cherry tomatoes
Sauteed vegetables
Sauteed shrimp
1/2 lb lump crab meat , picked through and drained if packed in water
 1c shredded cheese (be creative) like Smoked carmelized goat cheese
1/4 cup Romano cheese, finely grated
1 whole wheat Boboli
Fresh Garlic
Olive oil
Special equipment
15” round pizza stone
.For the roasted tomatoes: 12 oz cherry tomatoes
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon each fresh garlic & olive oil
Pre-heat the oven to 450 F.
Halve tomatoes and squeeze/scoop out seeds and pulp. Place on baking sheet, drizzle with garlic olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Roast 20-30 minutes until beginning to caramelize. Remove and cool on baking sheet.
For the sauteed vegetables:
8 oz baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
8 oz asparagus, cut into 1/2-inch lengths
1 tablespoon each fresh garlic & olive oil
2 tablespoon sherry
1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary
Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan until shimmering. Saute mushrooms until water is released and evaporated. Add sherry, rosemary, salt and pepper, and cook until most of the liquid is absorbed. Add asparagus and cook for 2 minutes (keep asparagus under-cooked). Remove from heat and set aside. Add roasted tomatoes and stir. Drain on paper towels if there is any excess liquid.
For the shrimp:
1/2 lb shrimp, cleaned and deveined
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Pinch of pepper
1 tablespoon fresh garlic & olive oil
1 teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce
Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add ingredients and saute shrimp until almost cooked (it will finish cooking in the oven). Drain on paper towels.
For the "white" sauce:
 1 tablespoons  olive oil
1 14oz. can white beans (cannelloni), drained
 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce2-3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice (as needed)
Puree all "white" sauce ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Add more juice if needed. Must be of spreading consistency.

Assemble the pizza:

Spread  white sauce over the crust and top with veggie mixture. Sprinkle the crab and shrimp over the top. Cover with cheese and Romano cheeses. Bake 15-20 minutes more until cheeses begin to brown.

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