Grilled prawn and coriander pesto pizza

  • Preparation Time25 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy

For the pizza

1 (8 g) package active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsps)
170 ml warm water (40 to 50 degrees C)
400 g to 450 g plain flour, plus additional for kneading and dredging
1 1/2 tsps salt
2 tsps olive oil, plus 1 tsp for greasing the bowl
Coriander pesto, recipe follows
225 g buffalo mozzarella, thinly sliced
Grilled prawns, recipe follows
Fresh coriander leaves, for garnish

For the coriander pesto

170 g fresh coriander leaves
60 g fresh parsley leaves
2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
2 tbsps pine nuts
60 g grated Parmesan
115 ml olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the grilled prawns

16 large prawns, peeled and deveined
Olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1) Whisk together the yeast and 60 ml of the water in a small bowl and let sit for 5 minutes to proof. Place 400 g of the flour in a large bowl with the salt. Add the yeast mixture, the remaining water and oil and stir until combined. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead until smooth. Grease a large bowl with the remaining 1 tsp of oil, add the dough and turn to coat. Cover and place in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

2) Preheat the grill to high. Once the dough has risen, divide it in half. Divide each half into 2 balls. Roll each ball into an 20 cm circle. Brush with oil and grill on both sides until golden brown. Spread a few tablespoons of the coriander pesto over each pizza, top with a few slices of buffalo mozzarella, and then top with 4 prawns and coriander leaves. Place the pizza on the grill until the cheese melts. Serve hot.

3) Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

4) Preheat the grill to medium-high.

5) Brush each prawn with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until just cooked through (prawns will be opaque and turn pink).

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