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Tequila Lime Pizza

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Tequila Lime Pizza
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Tequila Lime Pizza

Sweet and salty pizza with a tequila-lime white sauce. WHAT.

Ingredients

FOR THE SAUCE --

1
tablespoon olive oil
1/2
small yellow or white onion, diced
2
teaspoons minced garlic
1/2
cup heavy cream
2
ounces silver tequila
1
teaspoon lime juice
Salt and pepper

FOR THE PIZZA --

1
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
1 1/2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1
cup cooked, peeled, deveined shrimp
2
strips cooked bacon, crumbled
1/4
cup halved and quartered grape tomatoes
3
tablespoons sweetened coconut flakes
3
tablespoons chopped fresh mango
1
lime, halved and sliced
Chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • 1 To make the tequila-lime sauce: Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5-6 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  • 2 Add heavy cream and tequila and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until sauce thickens slightly and reduces, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in lime juice and salt and pepper to taste and set aside to cool.
  • 3 Preheat oven to 400°F for a dark or nonstick pan (425°F for all other pan types). Grease pan and roll out pizza dough to desired thickness. Prebake crust 8 minutes.
  • 4 Remove pizza from oven and top with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese. Top with tequila-lime sauce, then add another 1/2 cup cheese. Sprinkle on toppings -- shrimp, bacon, tomatoes, coconut flakes, mango and lime -- and top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Return to oven and bake until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted, about 6-10 minutes.
  • 5 Remove pizza from oven and let sit 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro, if desired, slice and serve.
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Tequila Lime Pizza

As prepared by Girl Versus Dough,

Just when I thought I’d tried the best pizza recipes in the world, just when I thought there was no possible way I could eat anything more delicious, just when I thought I could never experience a better sweet-salty combo…


THIS. Tequila Lime Pizza. HAPPENED. And my life is once again forever changed.

A little birdy told me about this pizza (OK, it was my editors at Tablespoon) and at first I was all, “Mmm, OK, that looks and sounds pretty tasty.” Then I actually went for making my own version at home and while making it I was all, “Mmm, OK, this smells kind of amazing.” And then it was all made up and ready for the eatin’ and I took one bite and was all, “MmmOMGkajgoihwekdghalgahhhhhhhh!”

(That’s code for: It’s really freaking good.)

Pouring tequila in

People – can I describe for you (in better terms than the gibberish above) how insanely delicious the combo of salty shrimp and crumbled bacon is with sweet, lightly toasted coconut flakes and fresh mango atop a bed of savory and citrusy tequila-lime white sauce all baked on a bed of melty mozzarella cheese and whole grain pizza crust is?

Putting toppings on pizza

Actually, that’s a pretty good description. But my point is, only until your mouth experiences this pizza can you truly understand the wonder and magic (and did I mention deliciousness?) that is this recipe. It defies reason and yet makes sense all at the same time. It’s unique and yet so simple. It’s a glimpse into the future of Pizzadom and we can have it right here, right now. And dudes and dudettes, it’s got tequila on it. ‘Nuff said.

Ready for baking

I encourage you to go out on a limb, take a risk and try this pizza, but only if you’re prepared for it to rock your world. If not, stick with the boring old cheese or pepperoni pizza. But you’re missing out – ON THE FUTURE. The tasty, tequila-limey, cheesy, sweet and savory future. Just saying.

Tequila Lime Pizza, ready to eat



Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!
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Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
509.7
Daily Value
Total Fat
29.8g
46%
(
Saturated Fat
15.2g
76%
)
Cholesterol
69.4mg
23%
Sodium
1013.0mg
42%
Potassium
240.2mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
36.3g
12%
(
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
,
Sugars
3.8g
)
Protein
17.2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
17.60%
18%
Calcium
31.40%
31%
Iron
12.50%
12%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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