Whether you're a huge seafood lover or just need a new way to use all the seafood you've got in your fridge, you might be looking for new ways to fit seafood into your life. Well, what about seafood pizza? Seafood pizza is much like regular pizza, only with a mixture of seafood (and sometimes also vegetables) to delight your taste buds. Although you may never have tried seafood pizza, don't write it off just yet!
With any seafood, you want to make sure to cook it well on the stove top before adding it as a topping on your pizza. But beyond that, seafood pizza is much like making regular pizza.
If you're hankering for something new, you don't have to stick with the standard tomato-based pizza sauce. If you're using shrimp or scallops on your pizza, a sauce made of lemon and garlic would be a great complement to the seafood. You also could do a seafood sauce.
To spice it up a bit, try a red pepper sauce to add oomph to your seafood pizza. A white sauce made with Swiss cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, butter, broth, milk, and flour would have a nice, creamy base to your seafood toppings of choice.
Because seafood can be soft, you might want to pair it with some crunchy veggies, like carrots, onions, or peppers. Even soft veggies like mushrooms or olives could be a nice complement to seafood on a pizza.
In the end, your seafood pizza can be as gourmet or down-home as you like. The recipe below is for a more traditional seafood pizza, but that doesn't mean you can't mix it up more. You could try a seafood pizza with smoked salmon, goat cheese, crab, and green onions. Or what about clams, shrimp, and pesto pizza? Don't forget other seafood like tuna, anchovies, squid, or even octopus. Shrimp or tuna could even taste good (in moderation) with pineapple on a pizza.
The great thing about seafood pizza is that there is no one way to do it. Depending on what you like and the combinations you put together, you could come up with some beautiful culinary masterpieces.