Grilled Shrimp Pizza

With the official start of football season around the corner, it’s time to tailgate! In celebration, I’ve joined a group of bloggers from all over the country — all of whom are big football fans! — to bring you 64 tailgating recipe ideas for a terrific football party. Click on their links below to join in! With the last days of summer means ushering in the first days of fall. In America, that means one thing, football, tailgating, and days spent cheering on your favorite team. Inspired by my nearest team, this recipe has a strong nod to the regional flavors of Oakland. Using grilled shrimp as the protein in this pizza, takes me to days by the bay. Made on a grill (I would recommend gas for consistent cooking temperatures) and with items toppings that can be prepped ahead. It’s an unexpected twist on pizza and features some great local ingredients.

Keep reading for the full recipe after the jump!

Grilled Shrimp Pizza

servings: 4


For the pizza dough:

  • 3/4 C lukewarm water, plus 1/2 C when mixing dough
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp active yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt

For the toppings:

  • 1/2 lb raw shrimp
  • 1 round fresh mozzarella, cut into round slices
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • 1/4 C fresh basil
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 heirloom tomato, cut in 1/4 inch slices
  • 3 T extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh ground salt and pepper


Light grill and bring to high heat.

Begin by blooming yeast in a small bowl with water. Let sit for 10 minutes. In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, and sugar. Add in yeast and water mixture. Loosely combine dough with a fork, switch to mixing dough with your hands when necessary. Add a little bit of water at a time until dough is formed into a ball. Place on floured surface and allow to rest.

Meanwhile, clean, peel, and devein shrimp under cool water. Pat dry with paper towel. Thread on metal skewers and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Season with fresh ground salt and pepper. Prepare additional toppings and set to the side.

Using a floured rolling pin, roll pizza dough out in a round shape, keeping it 1/3 inch. Brush with olive oil and transfer to cookie sheet.

Cook shrimp skewers on the grill, approximately 2-3 minutes on each side, until pink in color and having slight char. Remove from grill.

Throw pizza dough on the grill over high heat. Cook covered for 30 seconds. Brush top side with olive oil and flip. Cook for 30 more seconds. Remove from grill. Arrange toppings.

Return to grill on low heat (you want your coals and fire to be super low if you’re using charcoal.) and cover. Cook until toppings are heated through and enjoy!

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