This is a wonderful summertime pizza. I love anything that I can put fresh okra and tomatoes in this time of year. And, shrimp remind me of summer too. And, I have just been wanting to make a non-traditional pizza. No real reason except that pizza crust is really yummy with all sorts of things – not just traditional pizza. This creole shrimp pizza was lots of fun to make and just soooo good.
The recipe wrote the recipe using two crusts because that is what I needed to make it because it was pretty big. You can use your favorite store bought crust or your favorite recipe. This is the one I use, and I used half of the dough. By the way, I have the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and highly recommend it. And, they are not an affiliate or anything, I just really like the book. Everything I have made out of it has been wonderful and so easy.
Creole Shrimp Pizza
- Pizza dough for 2 crusts (You are only making one, but it is a big one.)
- 4 oz. soft goat cheese
- 1/2 cup half-and-half
- 1 1/2 teaspoons creole seasoning, divided
- 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 pound okra, sliced
- 3 large tomatoes, sliced and drained on a plate lined with paper towels (This helps keep them from getting the dough too wet.)
- 8 oz. brie, rind removed and grated (Yes, you can grate it. Just do it fast before it warms up too much, and if you are not using it right away, put it in the refrigerator until you are ready for it.)
- 1 cup mozzarella
- Preheat oven according to the directions that come with your crust or crust recipe. I cooked mine at 500 degrees, so if yours is a lower temperature, you might need to cook it longer than this one cooked.
- In a small saucepan, melt together goat cheese and half-and-half until cheese is melted. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon creole seasoning.
- Toss the remaining creole seasoning with the shrimp.
- Spread the goat cheese mixture over the crust.
- Top with tomatoes, okra, and shrimp.
- Sprinkle brie over all and then sprinkle the mozzarella over the brie. The brie melts really easily and the mozzarella helps keep it in place.
- Bake for 15-10 minutes or until dough and shrimp are done. Your recipe may vary based on the crust you use.