Pizza Break!!!

Happy Post-Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas Rush to all!

It feels good to have celebrated the big bird holiday with most of our family.  I even managed to sneak in my very own Turkey Trot on Thursday morning while the pumpkin custard baked in the oven.  I took Friday off to weight train and avoid the downpour outside, then it was back to my very best gazelle imitation on Saturday and Sunday. I logged more than 30 miles for the week.  I am proud to have made that goal during a holiday week.  The weather made it pretty easy, though.

It’s time for a turkey break, so here’s my bird-free, get away from big messes in the kitchen, easy post- feast Friday night meal:

Scampi Pizza

Ingredients:

1 pizza crust (we like whole wheat, but make or buy your favorite)

10 oz. goat mozzarella or cheese of your choice

1 pound extra large shrimp: defrosted, peeled and deveined

3 cloves garlic, blanched and minced

1/2 pound asparagus, ends trimmed and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces

12 oz sliced crimini or baby bella mushrooms, sauteed in olive oil over high heat until juices release.

Method:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Lightly oil and sprinkle with cornmeal a large single layer baking sheet or pizza stone.  If using a pizza stone, preheat it in the oven first.

Drain mushrooms.  Reserve liquid for a future soup or stew if you wish.

Stretch out pizza dough to fit your baking sheet or pizza stone.

Sprinkle cheese onto dough.  Layer on mushrooms, garlic, and asparagus.  Arrange shrimp on top of vegetables.

Bake pizza in lower third of the oven for 20 – 25 minutes, or until cheese bubbles and crust is crisp.

Serves 4.  Enjoy!

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One Comment on “Pizza Break!!!”

  1. Pat Says:

    YUM !!!!!!!!!


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