Whole Foods has this amazing cauliflower pizza crust that I am obsessed with. Honestly, their cauliflower pizza crust tastes ten times better than any other brand on the market. Although, the only brand that comes close is CauliPower’s. Trader Joe’s cauliflower pizza crust isn’t that good. I remember it tasting like cornbread and cauliflower. I used the cauliflower pizza crust as the base for this shrimp & balsamic arrabbiata pizza.
Originally, I wasn’t going to use the crust to make this shrimp & balsamic arrabbiata pizza. I was going to just use some pizza sauce, mozzarella, and some arugula and called it a day. But, something told me to switch it up and make something different. Shrimp on pizza is something that I’ve never had before. Also, that’s the only meat in my kitchen that doesn’t take too long to thaw. I said it’s time to change the game and put it on top of some pizza with balsamic reduction.
I love the taste of balsamic. Balsamic vinegar is an acquired taste. Therefore, I do not put balsamic on top of everything that I make. I don’t think it would taste good on top of some beef or tofu. I tend to like balsamic on top of Italian type dishes. Don’t you dare use balsamic on top of rice noodles. Haha.
How to make shrimp & balsamic arrabbiata pizza:
First off, go to Whole Foods and purchase their cauliflower pizza crust. If you do not live near a Whole Foods, check your local grocery store for the CauliPower brand of cauliflower crust. Or, you can just use a regular pizza crust. If you’re feeling fancy, then you can go ahead and make a crust from scratch. This recipe is for us lazy folks who don’t feel like making a crust from scratch.
After choosing your crust, you need to choose the sauce you’re going to use. For this shrimp & balsamic arrabbiata pizza recipe, I used Trader Joe’s arrabbiata sauce. If you can’t find Trader Joe’s arrabbiata sauce, then you should use Rao’s Homemade. You can use traditional pizza sauce or make your own from scratch. My favorite sauce to use on pizza is arrabbiata because it has a nice neutral taste and it isn’t too acidic compared to some of the other store brands of pizza sauce.
Unfortunately, I only have cheeses in the house that won’t work so well with pizza. So, I used boring mozzarella. Regular mozzarella is delicious on pizza, but it’s not as delicious as using asiago or gruyere. Feel free to use whatever cheese you have on hand.
In conclusion, I want to mention that I used Trader Joe’s balsamic glaze. A balsamic glaze is easy to make from scratch! You don’t have to use theirs if you don’t want to. Just boil the balsamic vinegar and then allow it to simmer.
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- 1 whole 365 Everyday Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- 1/2 cup Arrabbiata Sauce
- 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 cup Arugula
- 2 tsp Herbs De Provence
- 1 tsp 21 Seasoning Salute
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 7 pieces Raw, Peeled, & Deveined Shrimp, chopped
- 2 tbsp Trader Joe’s Balsamic Glaze
- 1/4 whole Tomato
- Spanish Olive Oil Cooking Spray, for spraying
- 1 tsp Avocado Oil
- Line a pizza pan with foil or spray with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- Chop and dice about a 1/4 of a whole tomato. During this time, chop up the peeled and deveined shrimp as well.
- Spray the cauliflower pizza crust with spanish olive oil cooking spray. Add 1/2 cup of arrabbiata sauce on top of the cauliflower pizza crust. Then add the cheese, tomatoes, arugula, herbs, and garlic powder. Spray with more spanish olive oil cooking spray and place into the oven and bake for 6 minutes.
- Heat a non stick skillet over medium/high heat and add in a tsp of avocado oil. Add in the shrimp and season with 21 seasoning salute. Cook until the shrimp turns pink and then remove from heat.
- Remove the pizza from the oven and top with the shrimp and balsamic glaze. Allow to cool completely before cutting.
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