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Pizza with Shrimp, Pancetta and Scallops
Pizza Mare e Monti
1 recipe Pizza Dough
½ cup Pizza Sauce
1 cup thinly sliced Onions (1/2 pound)
2 cups water
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
1 cup shredded dry Mozzarella Cheese
4 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh Basil
½ pound medium Shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped into 1/2inch pieces
½ pound small Bay Scallops
4 ounces Pancetta, thinly sliced and chopped
¼ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil and finely chopped Parsley for garnish
Makes 2 14” Pizzas
Prepare the Pizza Dough. Prepare the Pizza Sauce.
Place the sliced onions in a bowl with the water and vinegar for 15 minutes to soften the taste of the onion. Drain well and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. If you are using a pizza stone, place it on a lower shelf and preheat it with the oven. If you are using pizza pans, arrange the racks near the center of the oven.
Divide the dough in half. Pat or roll one piece of dough into a 14" round. Place the thin round onto a wooden pizza peel or pizza pan generously dusted with flour or cornmeal. Spread the dough evenly with ¼ cup of the sauce. Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella and 2 tablespoons of basil. Evenly distribute half of the shrimp, scallops, pancetta and onions over the pizza and sprinkle with a few red pepper flakes.
If you are using a pizza stone, slide the pizza directly on to the preheated stone and cook the pizzas one at a time. Or, simply place the prepared pizza on the pizza pan in the oven. Bake the pizzas in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until brown, crisp and bubbly. Remove the pizza from the oven, drizzle with a few drops of your best olive oil and sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.
Slice the pizza into wedges and serve hot.
To make a second pizza, repeat the steps with the remaining ingredients.
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