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Mar 25, 2014 01:51 PM

Shrimp on pizza, yes or no?

I've always been pretty firmly in the no way camp, but I stumbled upon a recipe that looked fairly good.
So how do you view or do shrimp on your pizza?

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  1. I'm opposed on a pure principal standpoint :) But also, unless one has a screaming hot pizza oven, IMO the shrimp are going to be woefully overcooked before the pizza is done. I suppose you could add at the end.

    1. I view it the same way I view pineapple...a bad idea. It MIGHT work if it were added at the end as I prefer anchovies to be done. (But pineapple is simply wrong)

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      1. re: hazelhurst

        hazelhurst, I'm with you on the pineapple.

        I've seen it on menus. First saw it in Asia. Could it be a regional thing?

        1. re: financialdistrictresident

          I've seen it called a "Hawaiian Pizza" I think it is awful...but, also, I hate pineapple.

          1. re: hazelhurst

            I'm sorry, but I love Pineapple & Canadian Bacon "with a side of tomato slices to put on each piece". But shrimp on a pizza - no way. Doesn't even sound good. But then, that's just my opinion. My other favorite is Canadian Bacon, Salami, Pepperoni, Mushrooms and Olives.

              1. re: boyzoma

                Well, billions of people love pineapple..witness the plantations in Hawaii and elsewhere. it is a mystery to me. Millions also like basketball..or say they do. This time of year I hide at home.

                1. re: boyzoma

                  I love pineapple and Canadian bacon together too, on pizza or grilled stovetop until caramelized then melting some good Sonoma County Vella brand jack cheese on it. Slide between two crunchy pieces of Boudin sourdough toast and let the party begin ( in my mouth!).

          2. Although I've been expanding my horizons and opening my mind in the area of new and exciting toppings, I have never cared for shrimp on pizza.

            1. The only pizza I've had that included shrimp was @ Sammy's Woodfired Pizza in San Diego.

              Their Garlic Shrimp pizza also includes sautéed mushrooms, bell peppers, red onion, & roasted garlic sauce (the latter is to die for, btw). Not a tomato or any tomato sauce in sight.

              It's the only way I'd have shrimp on pizza. Ever.

              1. I am fine. I have no problem.