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Scampi Pizza

★★★★

  • 3 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ pound shelled, deveined shrimp, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 3 (2-ounce) whole wheat flatbreads
  • 2 large Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Place baking sheet or jelly roll pan in oven and preheat to 400º.
Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in large nonstick skillet; add garlic and sauté until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add shrimp, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, a grinding of and cook, stirring, until shrimp turn barely opaque, 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
Brush tops of flatbreads with remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Place on heated baking sheet and bake 4 minutes.
Remove breads from oven and top evenly with tomato slices, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, another grinding of pepper and shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and bake just until cheese starts to melt and pizza is hot, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve at once.

Makes 6 servings

Source : WWM July/August 2005

WWM, I believe stood for Weight Watchers Magazine. This came from the mounded piles of magazine pages I’ve torn out over the years with the intentions of typing them into my computer. Not that I have the software for it, I’ve slowly been working my way through the piles. Two pizzas were not going to cut it for the family, so I bought ¾ pound of shrimp and made three. Flatbread was a tricky thing to find in the grocery store, thankfully I remembered that over by the deli they keep an odd assortment of “healthy” bread selections and found a pack there that had six in it. Several steps go into this, it would be ideal to have all the ingredients ready to go because everything happens relatively quickly. A friend had given me a bag of fresh garden tomatoes and to prevent those from going to waste I switched 2 in for the Romas. Still very tasty. It doesn’t get a full 5★ because #4 does not like shrimp, and though he made a valiant effort to “try” the shrimp, those pesky shrimp managed to fall off the pizza right before it went into his mouth. Every time! And everytime he’d say “uh, oops, lost that one.” I think it was maybe not so much an accident as a carefully contrived plot to avoid them.

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