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pizza pi

Posted by culinaryneophyte on March 14, 2012

I’m a writer. Numbers are hard. Still, I wanted to give a shout to all the math nerds celebrating Pi Day (3.14) today. I still have not made a pie for dessert (on my cooking “bucket list”), but you can have your [pizza] pie and eat it, too, with this shrimp and black olive white pizza.

♦1 ball frozen pizza dough (cheater’s way out)
1-1/2 tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp. garlic, minced
1 c. mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tbs. green onions, chopped
1/4 c. black olives, sliced
1/2 c. salad shrimp
sea salt
parsley

With a floured rolling pin on a floured surface, roll out defrosted dough ball. Drizzle olive oil around pie and sprinkle with minced garlic. Cover with cheese and sprinkle with green onions, olives and shrimp. Give one more spritz of  olive oil, and add parsley and pinch of sea salt. Bake on a pizza stone or parchment paper at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Total time? 10 minutes prep, 15 minutes bake.
Cost? $1 pizza dough, $1 salad shrimp, 79¢ can of black olives, $1 green onions, $1.99 shredded cheese.
Overall success relative to expectations? 6 out of 10. I had all sorts of defrosting issues with this meal that involved picking paper towel shards out of my uncooked dough and ultimately using a new dough ball completely. In any event, this pizza makes a nice weeknight meal and leftover lunch the next day. The only hitch for me was I flooded the work lunchroom with a seafood smell upon reheat, and booked it outside to eat before anyone knew who to blame. Sorry, co-workers!

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