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This seafood pizza is bursting with flavor, starring succulent shrimp and scallops, seasoned ricotta, and gooey mozzarella cheese. It’s a winner!
Calling all seafood lovers! This pie is just for you! This delectable seafood pizza is full of bold flavors, featuring shrimp and scallops sauteed with garlic until they’re succulent and tender. They’re sprinkled onto a layer of seasoned ricotta cheese, then topped with gooey mozzarella, red onion and herbs. Right before serving, drizzle with a warm garlic butter and it’s a little bit of heaven!
Ingredients in seafood pizza
Seafood pizza is simply any pizza topped with fish or shellfish. Both a shrimp pizza and anchovy pizza qualify under that definition. But some pizzerias serve a pie that’s topped with a mix of different types of seafood, which is what we went for here. We used a mix of shrimp and scallops, chopped into pieces so you can get a juicy burst in each bite. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 recipe Best Pizza Dough
- Olive oil
- Ricotta cheese
- Salt and pepper
- Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese
- Dried oregano
- Red onion
- Chopped parsley, for garnish
Some notes on the scallops
We were hoping to find bay scallops for this seafood pizza. Bay scallops are harvested on the East coast of American; they’re smaller than sea scallops and their flavor is sweeter and more tender.
However, we had a very hard time finding bay scallops! Instead, we decided to use sea scallops and chopped them into 1/4-inch pieces. If you have access to bay scallops, you can certainly use them here, keeping them whole since they are smaller and don’t need to be chopped.
Seafood pizza sauce
This seafood pizza has a similar sauce to this Pizza Bianca, aka white pizza. It’s a seasoned sauce of ricotta cheese, made by simply mixing the ricotta with salt and pepper and spreading it over the dough.
Do you prefer a red pizza sauce? You can do that too! Simply swap in ⅓ cup of our quick homemade pizza sauce. It takes just 5 minutes to whip up, no cooking required.
Pizza dough recipes
The best way to make a seafood pizza? With homemade pizza dough! You can use purchased dough if you like, but the best tasting pizza is made with homemade dough. Here are a few of the options we’ve developed over the years, each with their own pros and cons:
- Best Pizza Dough (top choice): This is our best oven pizza dough! It works best with a pizza stone in a standard oven.
- Thin Crust Pizza Dough: This one is tasty and even easier; you can roll out the dough instead of stretching it.
- Pizza Oven Dough: This dough recipe is optimized for a pizza oven.
- Gluten Free Pizza Dough: If you’ve got gluten-free eaters, this one makes it work for everyone.
- Pan Pizza: Use this recipe to make a single pizza in a cast-iron skillet, without special tools.
- Sheet Pan Pizza: This simple recipe makes the equivalent of two pizzas in a sheet pan, without special tools.
Pizza making tools
If you choose our best pizza dough or thin crust dough, you’ll need a pizza stone and peel for this recipe. If you’re using a pizza oven, it typically comes with its own pizza peel that can withstand the high temperatures. Here are some notes on these tools:
- Pizza stone: Baking on a pizza stones makes the crust crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Here’s the pizza stone we recommend!
- Pizza peel: A pizza peel is a paddle that slides the pie onto the hot stone in the oven. We recommend this standard pizza peel or even better this conveyor pizza peel, which makes transferring to the oven a breeze.
- Pizza oven (optional): An outdoor pizza oven makes the absolute best pizza! We’ve used both the Ooni pizza oven and the ROCCBOX; the ROCCBOX is our preference.
More pizza recipes
This seafood pizza recipe is a fun way to impress everyone around the table: it tastes like it’s from your favorite pizzeria! Here are a few more pizza recipes you’ll love:
- Go for classic Homemade Margherita Pizza or Quattro Formaggi Pizza
- Try Olive Pizza and Red Pepper Pizza
- Opt for Greek Pizza with Feta or Shrimp Pizza
- Try a Broccoli 3 Cheese Pizza
This seafood pizza is bursting with flavor, starring succulent shrimp and scallops, seasoned ricotta, and gooey mozzarella. It’s a winner!
- 1 recipe Best Pizza Dough
- 2 garlic cloves, divided
- 1/4 pound small shrimp, deveined and peeled, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 1/4 pound sea scallops*, uncooked
- ¼ teaspoon plus ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup whole milk ricotta cheese
- Fresh ground black pepper
- 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 handful sliced red onion
- 1 tablespoon salted butter
- Chopped parsley, for garnish
- Make the pizza dough: Follow the Best Pizza Dough, Thin Crust Pizza Dough, Gluten Free Pizza Dough, or Pizza Oven Dough recipes to prepare the dough. (This takes about 15 minutes to make and 45 minutes to rest.)
- Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 500°F. OR preheat your pizza oven (here’s the pizza oven we use).
- Prepare the toppings: Mince the garlic, reserving 1 clove in a small bowl for later. Pat the shrimp and scallops dry and chop them into bite sized pieces. In a medium bowl, mix the shrimp and scallops with 1 clove of the minced garlic and ¼ teaspoon kosher salt. In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil on medium high heat. Cook the seafood for 1 to 2 minutes until mostly cooked through, stirring occasionally. When done, transfer to a bowl.
- In a small bowl, mix the ricotta with the ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.
- Bake the pizza: When the oven is ready, dust a pizza peel with cornmeal or semolina flour. (If you don’t have a pizza peel, you can use a rimless baking sheet or the back of a rimmed baking sheet. But a pizza peel is well worth the investment!) Stretch the dough into a circle; see How to Stretch Pizza Dough for instructions. Then gently place the dough onto the pizza peel.
- Spread an even layer of the seasoned ricotta onto the dough with a spatula, then sprinkle on ¼ cup of the mozzarella cheese. Add the shrimp and scallops, reserving the liquid at the bottom of the bowl. Top with the remaining ¼ cup mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Top with red onion, oregano, and 2 pinches kosher salt.
- Use the pizza peel to carefully transfer the pizza onto the preheated pizza stone. Bake the pizza until the cheese and crust are nicely browned, about 5 to 7 minutes in the oven (or 1 to 2 minutes in a pizza oven).
- Make the garlic butter and serve: Allow the pizza to cool for a minute or two while you make the garlic butter. In a small saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter with the reserved 1 minced garlic clove. Top the pizza with garlic butter and chopped parsley. Slice into pieces using a knife, and serve immediately (cutting it with a knife is easiest to cut through the shrimp).
*If you have access to bay scallops, you can use whole bay scallops to replace the chopped sea scallops.
- Category: Pizza
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Pizza
Keywords: Seafood pizza