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Shrimp Question

boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

Griffin's post about the green light shrimp prompted my thoughts about shrimp pizza - and resulted in this question.

If you were going to do Pizza with shrimp on it - would you precook the shrimp or do you think it would cook enough while the pizza was cooking?


Cookin in Texas


  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,495
    I just put them on raw. Sometimes, if they are small, I throw them on partway through the cook.


    Caledon, ON


  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,471
    I precook mine until they are nearly done. My latest was with Alfredo sauce and shaved Parmesan reggiano.
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,593
    I would think they would cook quick enough on the pizza. Small one might cook too fast
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,157
    Depends on what kind of dough you are using. Is it one that cooks at a lower temp for longer, or a higher temp short cook time. I haven't experimented with shrimp on pizza yet, but I know we used pre-cooked shrimp at a pizza joint I worked at in college.

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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    Thank you for the responses - trying some this weekend.
    Cookin in Texas
  • TTCTTC Posts: 613

    I do shrimp on pizza most every time I make pizza, and I marinate them in olive oil-garlic-crushed red pepper and give them a quick saute just to par cook them a little 

    my favorite combo's are shrimp, prosciutto, sundried tomato and shrimp, chicken/apple sausage, sundried tomato.

    XL BGE - Gallatin, TN
  • just hit them with a torch for a few seconds if they aren't totally done when the pie is.

  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,471
    The main reason I par cook shrimp is because of the liquid released by the shrimp when they cook. It helps to keep things crisp. I don't like soggy pizza. ;;)
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 16,042
    GrannyX4 is right - shrimp release a bunch of water when they cook.  Different shrimp release different amounts of liquid....gulf brown shrimp are a good choice for pizza. 

    Either way, doesn't take much to cook shrimp..hold 'em up to the sun for a few minutes and they're half way there.
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