I am back from vacation, which means the John E. Peakes Insurance Agency Food Fridays are back! What is one the menu today? Shrimp, goat cheese, and sauteed onion pizza.
I want to give you a little background to why I decided to give this recipe a try. While in Maine on vacation, my friend started having some serious stomach problems. She had experienced these symptoms before, but not this frequent. After the first week she realized her stomach would start to bother her anytime she ate something with cheese on it. She had thought that dairy could be the reason for he stomach problems back at home, but now she was sure of it. As we sat talking one day I told her to try Almond milk, a healthier e and much tastier alternative to regular milk, and goat cheese, the only kind of cheese I eat and like. She had never thought of trying goat cheese, but she would give it a try when she returned home.
I got a text from her the day after I arrived back from vacation telling me about this recipe she cooked for her family and how much she, her husband, and kids enjoyed it. She had no stomach issues after eating it and thanked me for introducing her to some great alternatives.
She inspired me to give this recipe a try, which I did, and both my boyfriend and myself enjoyed it! Now I want to pass this recipe along for any of you that can’t eat dairy, want to enjoy a healthier pizza alternative, or just want to enjoy a nice twist on regular pizza. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Goat Cheese, Shrimp, & Sauteed Onion Pizza
*you can either make a normal size pizza to split between people, or the way I did since I can’t eat gluten/wheat, individual pizzas*
- Wheat pizza dough or gluten free pizza crust (determine amount based on amount serving or if individuals)
- Regular pizza sauce
- Mozzarella cheese
- Goat cheese (I used an herb goat cheese but plain is great too!)
- Small shrimp
- Olive oil
1. Decide of you are going to do individual pizzas or one large pizza. This will help you determine how much dough you will need. Kneed the dough and roll is out to the crust thickness you desire. Cook in oven for approximately 10 minutes at the temperate directed on the pizza dough package.
2. Cut up half an onion into small pieces. Add oil into a saute pan and saute the onions over medium heat.
3. If you have uncooked shrimp you can cook it over the stove first. If you are using frozen already cooked, thaw and put aside.
4. Once dough is done put a thin layer of pizza sauce on the crust. Add the shrimp and then cute thin slices of mozzarella and place over the crust and shrimp.
5. Next, add the onions and goat cheese (however much you desire).
6. Cook in the oven for another 15-25 minutes, depending on how thick your crust is and how crispy you like it.
7. Pull it out of the oven and enjoy!