Courgette & Prawn Pizza

Enhance your culinary repertoire with our courgette pizza recipe. Capitalise on the versatility of fresh courgettes, seamlessly paired with succulent prawns to create a savoury pizza experience. Crafted for professional efficiency, this courgette pizza offers a nutritious pizza alternative while maintaining a satisfying flavour profile. Elevate your menu with this balanced courgette pizza, appealing to health-conscious customers and demonstrating your commitment to culinary innovation.

Courgette & Prawn Pizza
  • First, mix 90% of the water and all the yeast in a bowl, letting the yeast dissolve completely. Slowly add 50% of the flour and let the water and flour blend together. Then, gradually add the rest of the flour. Once the dough starts to come together after about 6-7 minutes, add the salt and half of the remaining water. Wait a minute for the salt to incorporate and pour in the rest of the water little by little. The total mixing time should be approx. 15 minutes.
  • When you’re happy with the consistency, let the dough rest in a plastic container covered with clingfilm at room temperature (16-18°C) for 12-18 hours. When it has more than doubled in size, the yeast will have worked its magic. Cut the dough into three portions and let it rest again – this time for 4-6 hours at room temperature.
  • Making the pizza
  • Stretch your dough and spread the courgette sauce with a tablespoon. Make sure the edge is free from sauce. Add the mozzarella sticks and a layer of prawns. Bake at 430°C in a professional gas or wood-burning pizza oven for 60-90 seconds. If you work with a deck oven that cannot reach such high temperatures, bake at 380-400°C for a few seconds longer. When the crust is nice and crispy, take out the pizza and add the cherry tomatoes, fresh chili and lemon zest. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil to give it the last touch.
  • Courgette sauce
  • Chop up some fresh courgette and boil it in bit of water until its soft and mushy. Take the courgette out and give it a quick blitz in the blender with a generous drizzle of high-quality olive oil. Add a pinch of salt and some black pepper – and your sauce is ready. Nice and simple.