Avocado Shrimp Pizza
Updated: Jul 31
Hi folks, it's another 11 pm and let's talk about the weirdest pizza I've ever considered.
I am a fan of Choki, a Japanese Youtuber who does these cute slice-of-life vlogs. I recommend them if you ever need some cozy, relaxing content. Choki made a video of herself enjoying a Friday night alone, which involved making avocado shrimp pizza for herself. I thought, oh, that's a weird combination, but together it sounds kind of good! So I decided to try my hand at pizza for the first time.
For the flour
-150 g bread flour
-3 g dried yeast (I used instant yeast)
-90 ml water at 40 degrees C (this is 3.04 ounces, and 40 degrees C is hot but not scalding water)
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 tbsp sugar
-1 tsp butter
For the sauce
-2 tbsp ketchup
-1 tbsp mayonnaise
-1/2 clove garlic
For the toppings
-~10 shrimp, peeled and tails off
-1.5 cups shredded cheese
Combine flour ingredients and knead with your hands until it slowly turns into a cute ball.
Leave it for 15 minutes, covered with a damp cloth so it doesn't dry out. In the meantime:
Cut your avocado lengthwise,
Saute your shrimp until cooked, and
Mix your pizza sauce ingredients together: ketchup, mayo, and some Microplaned/grated garlic.
Once the 15 minutes have passed, flour your work surface and your rolling pin and start to roll that dough out to the size of your large pan (yes, we are going to cook this pizza on the stove). The dough is springy, which is fun, and I really enjoyed rolling it out.
Once you're done with that, place your dough on your large pan and place your sauce on top. Then decorate with shrimp and avocado. Admire my symmetrical pizza.
Then top with cheese (I used Violife, which is a fake mozzarella cheese brand). Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
This pizza is pretty decent. The word I would use to describe is creamy. That's what happens when you combine mayo, shrimp, and avocado, all creamy foods with subtle flavors.
Cooking the pizza on the stove was effective but the dough comes out a little thicker and less crispy than through oven baking.
Is avocado shrimp pizza as good as regular pizza? No. But you should have expected that.
Choki used a blow torch to make her pizza prettier, so I bought one. I didn't really get the hang of it so when I remade this pizza and tried it, it just came out speckled.
I also tried making this pizza in the oven, for good measure. The dough came out really well, all crispy and thin. But the avocado did not cook well in the oven - it's better over the stove top. I have no idea why.
Anyway, next post will be butter chicken 😋 Stay tuned!