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Oh no! Guess what! Another recipe born of leftovers & other remnants in my fridge. This one commits the crime of combining seafood with cheese but, sometimes, you just gotta cook like an outlaw.
This recipe used my Spicy Peach, Pineapple & Mango Salsa
and my Candied Jalapenos
and my recent Marinara Sauce recipe
I also used this Jamaican Spice Paste (which is VERY tasty & has quite a kick!)
If you cannot find that kind, do not worry! I guess Lowry’s makes a Jerk sauce & I am sure there are many other pre-made options out there.
I also used this BBQ sauce. You can use your own favorite.
I made this pizza with some pre-cooked frozen shrimp (of which I am not a fan – but someone else bought them & left them here). Grilling shrimp that has already been cooked & then baking it, too? I think you can guess that my shrimp were quite dried out by the end & I think that is evident in the photos. In fact – I found myself picking them off the pizza as I ate it. But that was only because they’d had the bejeesus cooked out of them & they were poor quality shrimp to start with. If you start with better quality raw shrimp – you will not have this problem.
Jamaican Jerk Shrimp Pizza
1 tsp BBQ sauce
1/2 cup plus 1 TBS jerk sauce of your choice
12 or so good quality shrimp
Grated pizza cheese (quantity to suit your taste)
Heat your oven to 450-500
Marinate your shrimp in 1/2 cup jerk sauce for at least an hour – or more.
Grill your shrimp – or pan fry them in a little olive oil.
Blend the marinara, bbq sauce & 1 TBS jerk sauce in a bowl.
Roll out your dough & place it on a cooking sheet sprayed with cooking spray or wiped with olive oil.
Spread the marinara blend over the crust & then top with the cheese & the shrimp.
Be SURE your oven has reached at least 450 before putting the pizza in. A hot oven is critical for a crispy crust. Bake the pizza for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted & crust is browning. Top with the jalapenos & salsa & chopped cilantro. Listen to Bob Marley & eat the whole fucking thing yourself. I did!