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Monday, July 9, 2007

Seafood Pizza

I made this pizza last week, I had planned to make grilled fish for dinner but the kids started whining and complaining that they wanted Pizza. Finally, I relented, but I made Pizza entirely out of stuff they don't like [insert evil laugh here]. In the end the joke was on me, they ate two pieces each, and Mario and I were left hungry for more.

As with any Pizza, the recipe for this can be adjusted depending on what you like.

Seafood Pizza

1 large flatbread (store bought)
1/2 cup of bechamel sauce (recipe follows)
250g raw shrimp, peeled
250g fresh cooked crab meat (or imitation crab meat)
1/2 red onion, sliced
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 ripe tomato, diced
2 tsbp cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup mozarella cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese

Bechamel Sauce
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
dab of dijon mustard
salt and pepper

1. Saute the onion and green pepper for about 3 minutes, add shrimp and saute a few more minutes until mostly cooked.

2. Make Bechamel Sauce: in a microwave safe dish melt butter. Whisk in flour. Stir in milk and dijon. Cook on HI until thickened (a couple of minutes depending on your microwave). Stir and season to taste.

3. Spread Bechamel sauce on flatbread. Add Sauted Shrimp, onion and green pepper. Add crab meat and diced tomato.

4. Sprinkle with Mozarella, Parmesan and cilantro. Bake at 400°F for about 15 minutes (keep a close eye) until everything is HOT and the cheese has started to brown.