Festive Seafood Pizza

This recipe is taken from the 2018 Milk Calendar. It sounds decadent (and it is a bit), but this pizza is excellent as a main meal with a green salad or cut into hors d’oeuvre–size pieces.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 5 min
  • Baking Time: 18 min
Yields 8
festive seafood pizza

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry thawed (450 g pkg)
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) cooked small shrimp (150-200 count) thawed if needed
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) uncooked small scallops (100-150 count) thawed if needed
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • (70 g) pkg smoked salmon thawed if needed
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) shredded Canadian Mozzarella
  • 3/4 cup (60 mL) thinly sliced red onion
  • Microgreens (optional)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Unroll pastry and place side by side (overlapping slightly to form pizza crust) to fit on a large parchment-lined baking sheet. Press overlapped dough together so it sticks. Prick all over with a fork. Fold and press ½ inch (1 cm) of pastry all around outside edge to form a rim. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Using your hands, over the sink, squeeze out excess water from shrimp and scallops. Place in paper towel then gently squeeze again.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 1 min. Sprinkle with flour, thyme and salt; whisk. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, whisking for 2 min or until smooth and thickened. Turn into a bowl and refrigerate.

Slice salmon crosswise. Chop red pepper into ½-inch (1 cm) pieces. Remove pastry from fridge. Thinly spread with milk sauce. Sprinkle with half the Mozzarella. Scatter with red pepper and onion. Add shrimp, scallops, smoked salmon and remaining cheese.

Bake 18 min or until a deep golden brown. Let stand for 5 min before slicing. Garnish with microgreens.

Tips

It is really important to remove all moisture from seafood or pizza will be soggy.

Introduce your kids to seafood at a young age so they get a taste for it.

Change up the toppings and try leftover salmon with thin slices of plum tomato.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 459 Calories
Protein: 16 g
Carbohydrate: 30 g
Fat: 30 g
Fibre: 1.2 g
Sodium: 571 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 15 % / 166 mg
Vitamin B12: 66 %
Selenium: 59 %
Vitamin D: 41 %
Folate: 27 %