Pizza Pronto!

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From Monday through Friday, I tweet what-to-cook ideas as dinnertime approaches (@specialforksndy.) One of my favorite tips is to use flatbread, such as naan and pita, or even corn tortillas, to turn into pizzas. Store the breads or tortillas in the freezer in airtight wrapping to have on hand when you don’t know what else to make for dinner. Thaw, top and bake for a quick meal.

Accompany these pizzas with a green salad made with prewashed greens dressed with oil and vinegar.

Tortilla pizzas are especially easy using seafood like bay shrimp since the shrimp are sold pre-cooked and unlike sausage or ground beef, don’t need to be browned before assembling and baking.

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Seafood-Topped Mexican Pizzas

  • 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup canned enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3 ounces (about ½ cup) cooked bay shrimp, cooked crab or crab flavored surimi seafood
  • ¼ cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1 tablespoon sliced hot jalapeno chiles (nacho style), rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Spread enchilada sauce on tortillas and sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Place on baking sheet and bake at 400° F for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Arrange seafood, olives and jalapenos on pizzas and sprinkle with Jack cheese. Bake about 3 minutes or just until seafood is hot and cheese is melted. Serve hot. Serve with your favorite hot pepper sauce.

Makes 4 pizzas or 2 servings.

Adapted from a recipe from: National Fisheries Institute

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Posted: Jan 26th by Sandy_Hu