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Shrimp Question

boatbum 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 Steven
    Little Steven Posts: 28,817
    I just put them on raw. Sometimes, if they are small, I throw them on partway through the cook.


    Caledon, ON


  • GrannyX4
    GrannyX4 Posts: 1,490
    I precook mine until they are nearly done. My latest was with Alfredo sauce and shaved Parmesan reggiano.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • Chubbs
    Chubbs Posts: 6,929
    I would think they would cook quick enough on the pizza. Small one might cook too fast
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • Griffin
    Griffin Posts: 8,200
    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.

    Rowlett, Texas

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  • boatbum
    boatbum Posts: 1,273
    Thank you for the responses - trying some this weekend.
    Cookin in Texas
  • TTC
    TTC Posts: 1,035

    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, Blackstone, Roccbox, Weber Gasser, Brown Water, Cigars --  Gallatin, TN

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  • just hit them with a torch for a few seconds if they aren't totally done when the pie is.

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  • GrannyX4
    GrannyX4 Posts: 1,490
    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. ;;)
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,094
    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.
    I love lamp..