Saturday, 7 August 2010

Prawn, Mozzarella and Mint Easy Pizzas

Unfortunately, I have had a mishap with my hard drive and awaiting data recovery on my stockpile of recipes and more importantly my photos. I was heartbroken when I realised that there was a huge chance that I had lost all my photos (not my food photos as such, but the last 12 years of my travel photos. For some reason I only had a partial backup!!) I am hoping that things will be ok.

But on with the cooking.

This weekend I wanted something quick and easy and light. I was inspired by various recipes and decided to make something up and this is what I ended up with. It was tasty enough with a glass of wine and in front of the telly!

Lebanese flat bread
Mozzarella cheese grated
Mozzarella cheese ball or boccincini balls (drained) if you can get buffalo m0zzarella even better!
Raw prawns (as many as you would like)
Handful cherry tomatoes, sliced
Tomato paste
Garlic paste

Preheat oven to about 200 and heat tray up.
Meanwhile, spoon a tablespoon of tomato paste over base of lebanese bread. Spoon on a tablespoon of garlic paste on top. Place a few slices of cherry tomatoes over. Sprinkle a handful of grated mozzarella over the base. Place prawns around the pizza base.
Cook in oven for about 6-8 minutes (or until prawns are just turning pink and base is crispy).
Pull out of oven and place chunks of mozzarella balls around.
Sprinkle with basil and mint leaves

I made two pizzas, one as above and the second one, I left off the grated mozzarella and at the end I scattered sliced herbs on top. Each were tasty. I really liked the mint addition!

Note: If you want the mozzarella to melt a little more, place pizza back in the oven for a couple of minutes before putting the herbs on (they will brown if you put them on, like what happened to mine)