Saturday, November 19, 2011

Garlic Prawn Pizza Bread

I made these for Caitlin's birthday party back in October. It's a great alternative to using pizza bases.

1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
8 garlic cloves, bruised
1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 tsp grated lemon zest
450gm fresh ricotta
1/2 cup (40gm) grated parmesan, plus extra to sprinkle
1 baguette, split or 2 large pizza bases
800gm green prawns, peeled, halved

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C, and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Gently warm the oil and garlic in a pn over low heat for 2-3 minutes to infuse. Stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the garlic cloves, reserving the oil, then place cloves in a small processor with parsley and zest and whiz to combine. 
  4. Set aside one-quarter of the mixture, then add cheeses to remaining mixture and pulse to combine. 
  5. Spread the ricotta mixture over the baguette or bases.
  6. Place the reserved garlic oil in a frypan over medium high heat. Add the prawns and cook for 1 minute each side or until just cooked.
  7. Remove from heat, then add reserved garlic and parsley mixture and gently toss to combine. 
  8. Arrange the prawns over the baguette or bases, then sprinkle with extra parmesan. 
  9. Bake for 5-6 minutes until the cheese has melted.

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