Spring Garlic & Prawn Pizza

  • Spring Garlic & Prawn Pizza
    Spring Garlic & Prawn Pizza

This is a quick and easy mid week pizza.  The quantities used below are just a guide.  You will need to adjust them according to the size of your base or your personal taste.

  • 150g prawns shelled and deveined, cut into bite size pieces
  • 3 tbl olive oil
  • 3 bulbs of Spring Garlic, leaves trimmed just where they separate from the stem, sliced thinly
  • 1 tbl butter
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 75g mozzarella cheese, cut thinly or shredded
  • 1 pizza base
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • Parsley, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Heat a medium size pan to medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and butter, then Spring garlic. Add two generous pinches of salt and grinding of fresh pepper and sauté. If garlic begins to brown, turn down the heat. After 2 or 3 minutes add white wine and continue to sauté until garlic is tender, about 5 more minutes. Taste for seasoning.  Remove from heat.
  3. Spread Spring Garlic all over pizza base.  Top with cheese and prawns.
  4. Bake for 8-12 minutes depending on how thick your pizzas are and what type of pan you are baking on.  The edges should be nicely browned and the cheese bubbling and also browned in spots.
  5. Remove pizza from oven and sprinkle with parsley. Finish by grinding some fresh salt and pepper over the pizza and using a microplane or grater to zest the lemon on top.  Cut and serve hot.

 

*What is spring garlic? Spring garlic is young garlic that has been harvested prior to it being fully formed into a bulb with individual cloves.  The flavour is not as intense, but delicious and ‘garlicy’ nonetheless.  The eating of spring garlic is very common in Europe and has become increasing popular in Australia.

Why eat spring garlic? Besides the fact that it tastes great, Australian garlic is not readily available this time of year.  People are forced to purchase garlic imported from China or Spain that has been bleached and treated with chemicals that are banned in Australia.  When you buy spring garlic you are getting the opportunity to eat Australian garlic for a longer period of time during growing season.

How to use spring garlic? Simply chop the bulb up finely and use it like you would a clove of garlic.  It is delicious!

 

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