Coconut Shrimp Pizza
- Ready In:
- 1 (13 7/8 ounce) package pizza dough
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped fine
- 1⁄2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 2 eggs
- 3⁄4 lb small shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 cups canola oil
- 12 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 red fresno chile, sliced into thin rounds
- 1 1⁄2 cups diced pineapple
- 1⁄2 red onion, sliced thin into 1/2 moons
- 2 tablespoons chopped scallions, green part only
- kosher salt
- ground black pepper
- Baking sheet with parchment.
- Wood Cutting board.
- Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll pizza dough and place on prepared baking sheet, stretching to make into a rectangle. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat with garlic. Brush melted garlic butter on dough and bake for 8 minutes. Set aside.
- In a shallow dish, stir to combine panko, shredded coconut, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Place eggs in a separate shallow bowl or dish and beat with a whisk. Coat shrimp in egg then coat in panko and coconut. Place on a plate or tray.
- Heat canola oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook shrimp until lightly golden, about 1-2 minutes per side. Drain cooked shrimp on a towel-lined plate.
- To prepare pizza, top crust with half of the shredded mozzarella, chilis, pineapple, red onion and coconut shrimp. Sprinkle over remaining cheese and bake until crust is golden and cheese is melted, about 6-10 minutes.
- Transfer to a cutting board and garnish with chopped scallions.
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I made this for my two roommates and myself and it was a big hit. The flavor of the scallions and chilies went great with the shrimp - I was worried that they'd be too sweet or tough from the extra cooking but they were terrific. I always make my own pizza dough - just 3C flour, 2tsp salt, 2tsp yeast, and water in the food processor, super easy. It's a bit labor-intensive to have to shallow fry some shrimp and then bake a pizza but it's worth it!
This recipe has potential, but it needs some type of pizza sauce as a base.I tried it and it was a little bland and lacking flavor. Next time I am going to put some good tomato-based sauce on the crust before the other ingredients. I am also going to add more pineapple, and more coconut in the panko and coconut mixture.
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