For something new this weekend, I decided to translate one of my favorite pasta recipes into this Shrimp Fra Diavolo Pizza. This spicy, fresh and flavorful dish is one of my all-time favorites. And I love how the simple recipe feature the tomatoes just as much as the shrimp. So I picked up a batch of beautiful grape tomatoes and basil at the market, put the amazing pizza making kit to use (seriously, too fun), and soon this heavenly pizza was emerging off my baking stone with a flourish. So good!!! I seriously need to put shrimp on pizza more often. Loved using the sliced grape tomatoes too instead of crushing them into a sauce. And for any of you who worry at the “diavolo” reference, you can totally control the spicyness to taste. With the ingredients I included on the recipe, I thought the heat was pretty mild, but definitely gave it an extra delicious kick.
The famous “Shrimp Fra Diavolo” ingredients…in a pizza! Spicy, fresh, and full of flavor!
1 medium pizza dough, homemade or storebought (I used Pizza Dan’s recipe
1/4 cup (4 Tbsp.) olive oil, divided
1 lb. large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
pinch of salt and black pepper
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 cup dry white or red wine
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven (and baking stone if using) to 425 degrees F.
Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season shrimp with salt and pepper, then add to the skillet. Saute for one minute, then flip shrimp and saute until the shrimp is just seared on both sides. Remove and transfer shrimp to a separate plate.
Add an additional 2 Tbsp. oil to the skillet. Add onions and saute for another 5 minutes, or until translucent. Add garlic and saute for one minute. Add wine, and deglaze pan for one minute. Then add tomatoes, crushed red pepper, and oregano. Reduce heat to medium-low, and let simmer and reduce for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
Meanwhile, brush or mist the top of the pizza crust with the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil. Sprinkle about half of the mozzarella cheese evenly over the top of the pizza, leaving a 1-inch border. Then evenly spread the tomato mixture on top of the cheese. Add the shrimp in an even layer, and then cover with the remaining mozzarella.
Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until dough has risen and cheese is melted. Remove and garnish with chopped fresh basil and Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
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A perfectly engineered stainless steel rocker knife
A spoodle to spread your sauce with flair
A wood peel to slide your pizza into the oven
A metal peel to slide it out with ease
A 20-inch serving tray to serve your creation in style.
Pizza Dan (such a kind man!) sent us a set to try out, and I’m pretty sure that Cassie’s and my texts back and forth as we were cooking were overflowing with exclamation points. This set is amazing!!! It was like Christmas unwrapping each piece of the set, and even more fun getting to try them out. I had never used a dough docker before, but it was totally fun. Nor did I know the term “spoodle”, but it definitely gave the sauce action (or in this pizza’s case, the tomato action!) a bit more flair. But I definitely felt like I was in one of my favorite restaurant pizza kitchens when using the two peels, the beautiful and sturdy baking stone, and the dough docker! Ha – no more little pizza slicer for me. That docker is so fun, and does the job in a second! All finished, of course, with the beautiful serving tray. I’m already planning my first pizza-making party so that my friends can have their own pro pizza fun too! Definitely a fantastic set, made with high-quality ingredients, that you could enjoy for years and years. I highly recommend it!
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