Pizza night gets taken up a notch with this artisan shrimp and asparagus pizza with Romesco sauce. Fresh lemon zest brightens up and ties all the flavors of this great pizza together.
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Shrimp and Asparagus Pizza with Romesco Sauce

Pizza night gets taken up a notch with this artisan shrimp and asparagus pizza with Romesco sauce. Fresh lemon zest brightens up and ties all the flavors of this great pizza together.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pizza with romesco sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 12 ince pizza
Calories 2756 kcal
Author ijustmakesandwiches

Ingredients

Romesco Sauce

  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • ½ head roasted garlic
  • 1 shallot
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 T red wine vinegar
  • 2 T almonds toasted
  • To taste salt and pepper

Pizza

  • 1 batch pizza dough
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 stalks asparagus
  • 7 each shrimp
  • ½ cup Ricotta cheese
  • ½ lemon zested
  • To taste salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup Queso fresco for garnish

Instructions

Romesco Sauce

  1. Roast garlic and shallot in a 350-degree oven, wrapped in tin foil for 45 minutes. Pull when soft and cool.
  2. Set oven to broil, line sheet pan with aluminum foil. Oil bell pepper and tomatoes. Broil in oven until skins darken, about 5 minutes. Pull and let cool.
  3. Peel skins off pepper and tomatoes, remove garlic from wrapping and shallot from skin. Place in blender with oil, vinegar, almonds. Blend until smooth, season with salt and pepper.
    Pizza night gets taken up a notch with this artisan shrimp and asparagus pizza with Romesco sauce. Fresh lemon zest brightens up and ties all the flavors of this great pizza together.

Assemble Pizza

  1. Toss shrimp with olive oil, salt and pepper, and cook 80% over medium heat in a skillet (about 3 minutes). Pull from heat and set aside. Split in half when cool
  2. Peel ribbons of asparagus and set aside. Mix ricotta with lemon zest, salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Press out dough to desired shape. Mix together minced garlic and olive oil together, brush over top of pizza dough.
    Pizza night gets taken up a notch with this artisan shrimp and asparagus pizza with Romesco sauce. Fresh lemon zest brightens up and ties all the flavors of this great pizza together.
  4. Smear ricotta mix over the garlic, making sure there is a slight boarder around the pizza.
    Pizza night gets taken up a notch with this artisan shrimp and asparagus pizza with Romesco sauce. Fresh lemon zest brightens up and ties all the flavors of this great pizza together.
  5. Add asparagus in a single layer, covering ricotta cheese.
    Pizza night gets taken up a notch with this artisan shrimp and asparagus pizza with Romesco sauce. Fresh lemon zest brightens up and ties all the flavors of this great pizza together.
  6. Add shrimp around the pizza.
    Pizza night gets taken up a notch with this artisan shrimp and asparagus pizza with Romesco sauce. Fresh lemon zest brightens up and ties all the flavors of this great pizza together.
  7. Drizzle Romesco sauce around pizza. Place in oven and bake about 10 minutes, until crust is set and firm.
    Pizza night gets taken up a notch with this artisan shrimp and asparagus pizza with Romesco sauce. Fresh lemon zest brightens up and ties all the flavors of this great pizza together.
  8. Pull from oven and garnish with lemon zest and queso fresco.

Recipe Notes

For the pizza dough recipe, refer this post.

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp and Asparagus Pizza with Romesco Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 pizza)
Calories 2756 Calories from Fat 1638
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 182g 280%
Saturated Fat 36g 180%
Cholesterol 189mg 63%
Sodium 3509mg 146%
Potassium 1210mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 223g 74%
Dietary Fiber 16g 64%
Sugars 39g
Protein 68g 136%
Vitamin A 123.1%
Vitamin C 252.8%
Calcium 60.3%
Iron 91.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.