Garlic Shrimp and Red Pepper-Olive Pesto Pizza


  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough
  • 12 large shrimp, cleaned, deveined and halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 large roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 cup California Ripe Olives
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 large shallot, peeled
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Asiago cheese, shredded


Place pizza stone in oven and preheat to 450°F. In a medium bowl, mix garlic, 2 Tablespoons olive oil and red pepper flakes. Add shrimp and turn to coat well. Let stand about five minutes.

While shrimp marinates, prepare pesto. Place roasted red peppers, olives, basil and shallot in food processor. Pulse until chopped. Add remaining olive oil, a little at a time, until mixture is smooth. Roll out pizza dough onto a pizza peel, generously sprinkled with cornmeal. Spread pesto on crust. Top with shrimp, then sprinkle on cheeses. Bake for about 15 minutes, until crust is well browned and cheeses are melted and lightly browned.