Cajun Shrimp Pizza

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Ingredients

  • 16 ounces pizza dough, store-bought
  • 8 ounces medium cleaned and shelled shrimp
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced bell peppers, any color
  • 1/2 cup sliced yellow onion
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Pre-bake your pizza dough if the instructions on the package say to do so.

  2. In a bowl, mix together the shrimp, Cajun seasoning, and half of the paprika.  Toss it all together until your shrimp is coated with the mixture. Keep the shrimp mixture chilled until you finish the rest of the instructions and are ready to bake the pizza.

  3. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.  Sauté the bell peppers and onion until they are soft and the onions become translucent.

  4. Grease a pizza pan or a cookie sheet.  Take the premade dough and shape it into a circle or a rectangle (whichever shape you prefer).

  5. Put the pizza sauce in a small bowl, and stir in the rest of the spices, the smoked paprika and the cayenne pepper.  This will give the sauce a bit more flavor! Spread the pizza sauce on to your pizza.  Next, spread the sautéed peppers and onions over the sauce, and top the peppers and onions with the cheese.  Finally, spread the shrimp evenly over the cheese.

  6. Bake the pizza for about 15 minutes until the shrimp is cooked through and the cheese is bubbly and starting to get brown.

Seafood is definitely not the most popular pizza topping.  However, its popularity has been growing in recent years, and more and more people are putting seafood like shrimp, fish, and even scallops on pizza!

Luckily, we have taken it a step further and put a southern-American twist on the popular seafood pizza.  Cajun shrimp is popular in Louisiana and the surrounding areas of the United States.  Cajun flavor is found everywhere there, so why not throw some Cajun shrimp on your pizza?

Here we have the perfect recipe for a Cajun shrimp pizza.  This pizza has just the right amount of Cajun flavor topped with yummy cheese!

More about your pizza crust...

The type of crust that you choose to create makes a huge difference in the outcome of your pizza recipe.  Thin crust and thick crust pizzas are very different and the one you choose depends on the occasion, the preferences of your guests, and the toppings you plan to use in your recipe.

It is important to consider the occasion when you are choosing what kind of crust to use for your pizza recipe.  Thick crust is a great option if it is cold outside and you have hungry guests who are craving a hearty meal of pizza and beer.  A thin crust may be more appropriate if you are planning a light meal during the summertime, accompanied by a salad and white wine.

We strive to bring you the best recipes for all pizza, no matter what kind of crust you choose.  We hope that you enjoy all of the recipes that you find on this site and that you will continue to visit pizzamenu.com for all of your pizza making needs.

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