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Category: Pizza & Panini
Servings: 4 - 6
Total time: 40 min + time for the pizza dough to rise
Level: Easy
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An authentic Italian recipe from our kitchen to yours. Buon Appetito!


- 1/2 recipe Quick and Easy Pizza Dough

- 2 cloves fresh garlic

- 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped

- 1/4 pound medium shrimp, cleaned, peeled and deveined

- 1/4 pound calamari, cleaned and cut into rings

- 8 mussels, cleaned and debearded

- 1 1/2 cups tomato puree

- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

- 1/4 cup white wine

- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated 

- Salt


1.  Preheat oven to 500 degrees. If using a pizza stone for baking, preheat your stone on the bottom rack of your oven for at least 1 hour prior to baking the pizza.

2.  Rinse the shrimp; look over them thoroughly to make sure they are clean and all shells, tails and veins have been removed.

3.  Rinse the calamari; look over them to make sure all bones have been removed.




4.  Peel and finely chop the garlic. Place it in a skillet over medium heat with the olive oil. Sauté just until the garlic begins to simmer in the oil.

5.  Add the white wine to the garlic and oil and simmer for 2 minutes.

6.  Add the tomato puree, 1/2 cup of fresh water and a pinch of salt to the pan. Stir well and bring the sauce to a simmer.

7.  Add the calamari, cover the pan and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes or until the calamari are cooked through.

8.  Add the shrimp, mussels and parsley to the sauce, cover and simmer for 5 - 7 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through and the mussels have opened from their shells. Note: if any mussels do not open during cooking, remove them from the sauce and discard them immediately.

9.  Taste the sauce and add salt as needed.

10.  If the sauce is too thin, raise the heat to medium-high and continue to simmer, uncovered, until the sauce has reduced and thickened to your liking. If the sauce is too thick, add water until it reaches your desired consistency.

11.  When the sauce is finished, remove it from the heat and set aside.  Once it has cooled, remove the mussels from their shells. Discard the shells and add the mussels back to the sauce.

12.  Roll out and shape the pizza dough in your desired shape and thickness - the thinner the dough, the crispier the pizza crust. If using a pizza peel, place semolina flour or a bit of cornmeal on your peel and then place the pizza dough on the peel. If baking the pizza in a pan, make sure the pan is non-stick. Otherwise, line your pan with parchment paper to prevent the pizza sticking to the pan.

13.  Using a fork, make holes throughout the dough so that it does not develop bubbles while cooking. Place the dough in the oven for approximately 3 - 5 minutes or just until it begins to stiffen and cook.

14.  Remove the precooked dough from the oven and top it with the seafood sauce. Return the topped pizza to the oven and cook it for 6 - 8 minutes or until the crust becomes a deep golden color.

15.  Just before the pizza is finished cooking, add the mozzarella to the top and return it to the oven so the cheese can melt slightly.

16.  Remove the pizza from the oven and let cool for 3 - 5 minutes.

17.  Slice and serve hot.