Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Phyllo Pizza

Phyllo Pizza
Even though pizza from your own oven is better than what zooms to your doorstep in a cardboard box, most people don't take the time to make it. This version skips the slow process of a yeast based crust and uses sheets of phyllo instead. So hang up the phone, and grab the phyllo


8       - sheets frozen phyllo pastry, thawed
         - butter-flavored cooking spray *
10     - unpeeled, large fresh shrimp
1       - tablespoon olive oil
1       - tablespoon lemon juice
1/4    - teaspoon salt
1/8    - teaspoon pepper
1       - (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1       - (4-ounce) package feta cheese
1       - teaspoon dried tarragon
3       - cherry tomatoes, cut into wedges
1/2    - small green pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2    - small sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips
1/4    - cup sliced ripe olives
2       - tablespoons butter, melted
1       - teaspoon minced garlic


Step 1
- Place 1 phyllo sheet on a flat surface, keep remaining phyllo covered with a slightly damp towel until ready to use. Coat phyllo sheet with cooking spray. Layer remaining phyllo sheets on first sheet, spraying each with cooking spray. Place phyllo sheets into a 15- x 10- x1- inch jellyroll pan coated with cooking spray, roll phyllo edges toward center, forming a 15- x 7-inch rectangle. Spray edges of phyllo with cooking spray, and prick bottom of crust with a fork

Step 2
- Bake phyllo at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Remove form over, and gently press down center, bake 5 additional minutes, and cool.

Step 3
- Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired, slice in half lengthwise. Cook shrimo in olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add lemon juice salt, and pepper. Set aside

Step 4
- Combine cheese, spread on phyllo crust, and sprinkle with tarragon. Top with shrimp, tomatoes, pepper strips, and olives. Combine butter and garlic, drizzle over pizza.

Step 5
- Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Serve hot

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

* 2/3 cup melted butter may be substituted for cooking spray. Brush on phyllo pastry sheets.

Recipe By: Joelle Diorio
From: Orlando, Florida
Book: Southern Living

1 comment:

  1. Love the idea of phyllo dough for the crust! Thanks for the idea!



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