Week 13 “Seafood” Winner
- 14 oz. Can Artichoke Hearts, rinsed, well-drained, and chopped
- 1/3 C. Sun-dried Tomatoes packed in oil, drained and chopped; reserve 2 T. oil, divided
- 1 C. Mayonnaise
- 1/4 t. Garlic Powder
- 1 C. Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 12-inch Precooked Pizza Crust
- 1/2 C. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 lb. Medium to Large Raw Shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 t. Cracked Black Peppercorns
- 2 Large Garlic Cloves, crushed
- 1 T. Italian Flat-leafed Parsley, chopped
- 1 T. Fresh Basil, chopped
Directions: Heat oven to 425º. In a medium bowl, mix together chopped artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, mayonnaise, garlic powder, and Parmesan cheese. Place pizza crust on a vented pizza pan or baking sheet. Brush crust with reserved oil from tomatoes. Spread artichoke mixture evenly over crust. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top. In a medium bowl, toss together shrimp, olive oil, cracked black peppercorns, and crushed garlic. Arrange over top of pizza. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and shrimp is pink. Mix parsley and basil together and sprinkle over pizza.
Number of Servings: 8 slices
Congratulations Pat! My mouth waters just thinking about your pizza, how did you come up with this winning recipe?
“I have always loved the entree, Shrimp Scampi, being a lover of shrimp prepared most ways, so I decided to make a version to top a pizza.”
What inspired you to enter the Better Recipes weekly contest?
“I have been entering various contests that Better Recipes has conducted for several years. I wasn’t giving up until I won. I am thrilled to have finally won one of them.”
That’s fantastic! I admire your perseverance and drive.
“If you love to cook and bake and create your own recipes for contests as much as I do, the bottom line is DON’T EVER GIVE UP. Sooner or later you will win a valuable prize. Enter often and various types of recipes. You can never tell what may win. I love this hobby!”
You are such an inspiration! Do you have any advice for others interested in entering our recipe contests?
“Think outside the box. This time I took a popular dinner entree and transformed it into a dish that is somewhat more casual in the form of a pizza.”
Excellent point, Pat! Thanks again for your fantastic entry and keep up the great work. All of your recipes are just wonderful!
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