Maui paradise pizza

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 can (10-ounce) refrigerated pizza crust
¼ cup Chopped macadamia nuts
8 ounces Small shrimp; fresh or frozen, peeled and deveined and cooked
1 tablespoon Fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon Serrano chili; finely chopped (or jalapeno)
¼ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon White pepper
½ cup Mango; peeled and chopped
½ cup Kiwi fruit; peeled and chopped (one kiwi)
½ cup Chopped red bell pepper
½ cup Pineapple tidbits; drained
¼ cup Thinly sliced green onions; may be doubled
¼ cup Chopped red onion; may be doubled
⅓ cup Chopped fresh cilantro
8 ounces Cream cheese; softened
6 \N Red bell pepper rings; optional
\N \N Fresh cilantro sprigs; optional



Heat oven to 425 degrees. Grease 12-inch pizza pan or 13-by- inch pan.

Unroll dough; place in prepared pan. Starting at center, press out dough with hands. Press nuts around edge. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool 10 to 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine shrimp, lime juice, chili, salt and pepper; mix well. Let stand to marinate while chopping fruits and vegetables. Add mango, kiwi fruit, chopped bell pepper, pineapple, green onions, red onion and cilantro; mix well.

Spread cream cheese evenly over cooled baked crust. Spoon shrimp mixture over cream cheese press lightly. Garnish with bell pepper rings and cilantro sprigs. 8 servings.

TIP When handling chilies: wear plastic or rubber gloves to protect hands.

Do not touch face or eyes.

PER SERVING: 280 calories, 14 grams fat, 410 milligrams sodium, 85 milligrams cholesterol. Dietary exchanges: 1 starch, ½ fruit, ½ very lean meat, 2-½ fat or 1-½ carbohydrate.

>mc from Pat Hanneman (Kitpath) feb 98.

Notes: This dish was Riverside's Sharon Ogawa's entry that made the final cut in Pillsbury's Bake-Off (1998). It is a Hawaiian-style pizza. The crust is studded with chopped macadamia nuts. The base is made of cream cheese topped with chopped chilies, tropical fruit, shrimp and more nuts.

Recipe by: Sharon Ogawa, Riverside, CA (Pillsbury)* Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by KitPATh <phannema@...> on Feb 25, 1998

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