Monday, March 19, 2012

Breaded Coconut Shrimp Pizza

Here's my latest pizza concept.  I decided to take a popular fried food and slap it on a pizza.

Breaded Coconut Shrimp:
  • Take your favorite shrimp.
  • Peel, devien & butterfly the shrimp.
  • Make a batter of flour, coconut milk, coconut flakes & seasonings.
  • Deep fry at 350 F for 2 minutes
  • Here's what you get...
After frying please cut off the tails on the shrimp.  Unless you want the extra crunch, then by all means leave them on...

Here's the pizza construction....

  • Pineapple BBQ sauce.  I found this to be the perfect companion for the coconut shrimp.  Made an awesome sauce.  Thanks to my brilliant wife for the suggestion of using pineapple.
  • Sliced Leeks.  Add an onion punch.

  • Shredded Fontina cheese.  Awesome mild tasting and great melting cheese.
  • Flat leaf Parsley.  Adds great color.
  • At this point bake the pizza at 450 F for 8 minutes.
  • Add the quartered fried breaded coconut shrimp.
  • Add a light drizzle of avocado oil.
  • Return to the 450 F oven to finish baking.
Breaded Coconut Shrimp Pizza

Sometimes kitchen ideas are better in the mind of the cook but when executed do not work.  Well, this one was tremendous.  My wife called it a tropical pizza.  Agreed.  It had a very Caribbean feel to it.

That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!


  1. I seriously love and appreciate a good pizza. Your tropical pizza looks divine. Coconut shrimp has such a sweet and juicy flavor/texture. I can totally see it being perfectly paired with the pineapple BBQ sauce. Awesome pizza!!

  2. This is a pizza Junior would absolutely love - she adores coconut shrimp, well any shrimp really :) I like the pineapple BBQ sauce here.

  3. Oh my Lazaro! You are an evil genius! Deep fried topping on a pizza... I would LOVE this... That pineapple barbecue sauce sounds just perfect with the coconut shrimp! Caribbean indeed! :) Inspiring post and beautiful pictures, Lazaro!

  4. Oh deep friend AND pizza? I like your thinking my friend ;)

  5. It's a tropical pizza indeed! Love a combination of pineapple and coconut - my fav. Oh yeah, shrimp my fav seafood ever hahaha (sarcastic)

  6. MMMM tropical pizza. My idea of heaven. It's an old NYC joke about foreigners (anyone not from NYC) and their 'WEIRD" pineapple pizza... well hush their mouths, they'd feel differently if they saw this baby. Can't wait to try.

  7. Such a delightful idea for pizza! Love the coconut milk and flakes utilized here...such a massive flavor explosion! Excellence in pizza history :)

  8. Pizza Tropical...Genious especially with the coconut shrimp...

  9. Seriously? I know I haven't stopped by lately to tell you, but I love you man!


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