Shrimp Verde Pizza

And we're back! And married! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding day. Our ceremony was outside, so I was checking the weather every day (okay, maybe multiple times a day), praying for no rain. We got super lucky and had a beautiful weekend - not a drop of rain. It sure was hot though! Poor Michael and his groomsmen were sweating it out at the alter. They made it through though. :) We went to Antigua for the honeymoon, which was amazing. It was beautiful and so relaxing. We definitely recommend it to anyone wanting somewhere new to explore for their next vacation!

So we know we have a lot of catching-up to do and will be back at full-speed in no time! This post we started to get ready before we left for the wedding, but never got around to finishing it. We just made it again for dinner tonight so thought it would be fitting to use it as our re-entry into blogging post.

Lately every time we've made pizza, we've been using BBQ sauce for the base. It's really out of laziness & anytime we open a can of tomato sauce we always end-up saving the leftovers in the fridge until it begins to grow mold, then it gets thrown out. You'd think we'd learn to realize that we are ever going to use the extra and not waste the tupperware space. With BBQ sauce, you don't have to worry about it going bad b/c it's so packed with preservatives! wahoo! Jamie Oliver would not approve. Anyways, I wanted to veer away from the BBQ and try something different. I came up with this little recipe. It's light, different & super tasty. We definitely recommend giving it a try!


  • 1 pckg pizza dough
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined (we use frozen)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3-4 tbsp. salsa verde (enough to thinly coat pizza dough)
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 a white onion, diced
  • 1.5 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 2 scallions, diced
  • cilantro, to sprinkle


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Roll out pizza dough. Bake dough alone for about 10 minutes (you can skip this step, it just provides extra crispness)
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil and garlic in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add shrimp, salt and pepper. Cook until pink throughout, about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Take dough out of oven. Cover with the salsa. Sprinkle with peppers, white onion, shrimp and cheese. Bake for about 15 minutes or until cheese is beginning to turn golden.
  4. Top with scallions and cilantro. Serve immediately.

Here are a few pics from Antigua and a sneak peak of our wedding photos! We had a wonderful wedding photographer named Caroline Ghetes if any of ya'll are interested. She does some amazing work and we can't to see the rest of the photos.


Esi said...

Congratulations on the wedding. The pizza looks great too! :)

The Duo Dishes said...

Big congrats to you! Your wedding photos are GORGEOUS! Bet you had a blast. And welcome back to the blog world.

Chef E said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous! Now the pizza, the perfect meal...have you ever tried BBQ chicken, I first had that in St. Louis, then I made it with tofu, was a tremendous flavor punch!

Congrats- I hope you are as happy as me and my hubby are...always start and end the day with a kiss...

Chef Fresco said...
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pam said...

Welcome back and congratulations!!!

grace said...

hip hip hooray! congrats to both of ya, and thanks for sharing the lovely pictures. :)

Unknown said...

congrats again :) and wow, those photos look amazing!! delicious pizza, too :)

Juliana said...

Oh! Congratulations on your wedding...beautiful pictures...and the shrimp pizza sure looks yummie!

Tasty Trix said...

Congratulations!! You must be over the moon!!

Hornsfan said...

Beautiful photos (wedding, Antigua and pizza :) ) - congrats!

Rose said...

Congrats! GORGEOUS photos! WOW!

Kerstin said...

Congrats!!! I can't wait to see more of your wedding pics!

And this pizza looks so unique and tasty.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Glad everything went well. OMG that first picture is stunning!

I'll have to give that pizza a try - I am not brave enough to use BBQ sauce as a base, but I do make a mexican pizza that mixes refried beans and enchilada sauce as the base - so good!

Sasha said...

Congrats on your marriage, guys! I wish you a wonderful life together. I can't wait to see your photos already!

This pizza is mouth-watering, and very unique.

Alison Yin said...

Next time we make pizza we're going to try this recipe! It looks delish! Beautiful pics from Antigua, by the way, and I think you know how I feel about your wedding pics. Absolutely perfect! (Granted, the models were uber gorgeous too which makes a big difference!)

Caroline Ghetes said... I am definitely going to make this pizza this week, no joke. That looks delicious!

Conor @ Hold the Beef said...

Beautiful pizza, just perfect for summer. Even more beautiful are those photos of Antigua though! Congratulations, very happy to hear the heavens didn't pour down on you :)

Cakebrain said...

congratulations! gorgeous pics! The pizza looks yumtastic too!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Thanks for sharing those fantastic photos.

I am happy for the two of you.

Adm Golub said...

Somebody in your wedding told me that this was a great recipe. I think I'll make it. I hope to the see the Stouts soon.


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