Shrimp Scampi Pizza (California Pizza Kitchen)

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 1 pizza


  • garlic shallot butter
  • 5
    tablespoons butter
  • 14
    cup minced shallot
  • 2
    tablespoons minced garlic
  • 12
    teaspoon dried thyme
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
  • 13
    cup Chardonnay wine
  • 1
    tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1
    teaspoon chicken base or 1 teaspoon bouillon cube
  • roasted garlic (I used about half this amount and it was still really good)
  • 13
    cup coarsely chopped garlic
  • 12
    teaspoon olive oil
  • for the pizza
  • 1
    recipe pizza dough
  • 1 12
    cups shredded mozzarella cheese (a blend of mozzarella and parmesan or asiago is good)
  • 14
    white onion, sliced into 1/8 inch rings
  • 12
    medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and cut in half lengthwise (I used smaller shrimp, left them whole and used twice as many)
  • 2
    teaspoons oregano
  • 2
    tablespoons chopped Italian parsley


  • garlic shallot butter:
  • melt 1 T butter in a nonstick pan over medium high heat.
  • add shallot, garlic and thyme.
  • cook, stirring, till mixture is reduced to about 1/2 cup (toward end of reduction, reduce heat to low and stir frequently).
  • remove the pan from burner, quickly and thoroughly whisk in remaining 4 T butter.
  • roasted garlic:
  • preheat oven to 325.
  • coat the coarsely chopped garlic with oil.
  • spread the pieces of garlic over the surface of a glass casserole or sheet pan.
  • roast in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until the edges of the garlic begin to brown.
  • remove the garlic from the oven.
  • scrape up the garlic and redistribute it in a single layer to provde even browning.
  • return the garlic to oven for another 15 minutes.
  • remove from the oven when it is uniformly golden brown. set aside.
  • to make pizza:
  • preheat oven to 425.
  • prepare dough.
  • use a large spoon to spread garlic shallot butter over surface of the crust, within the rim.
  • spread mozzarella over the butter sauce.
  • evenly distribute the onions and roasted garlic over the cheese.
  • place shrimp, skin side up evenly over the cheese and toppings.
  • transfer pizza to preheated oven, bake till crust is crispy and golden and the cheese at the center is bubbly, about 15 minutes.
  • the shrimp should be opaque and cooked through.
  • when pizza is fully cooked, carefully remove from the oven, sprinkle oregano and parsley over the cheese.
  • slice and serve.