Rome’s Pizza is one of our restaurant partners and if you hadn’t guessed it already, they have some pretty delicious pizzas. But that’s not all! They’re a full Italian restaurant, complete with authentic pasta dishes, oven toasted sandwiches, and other Mediterranean specialties. As gluten-free diners, we’ve been conditioned to automatically assume everything is off limits on a menu like that, but not at Rome’s! Nearly everything on their menu is available in a gluten-free version. We’re partial to the hot sandwiches (they use our flax buns), but you really can’t go wrong with anything at Rome’s.
The Shrimp Scampi Pizza is a class favorite at Rome’s, and they were kind enough to share their recipe with our readers. Now you can enjoy this delicious Italian dish at home and free of allergens! Why are you still reading? Let’s get cooking!
1 cups diced or shredded mozzarella cheese (for dairy-free, we like Daiya Shreds)
1 tablespoon capers
5 ounces (or 20 medium) cooked cold shrimp, peeled and tail removed
1 large or 2 small garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon dry parsley
1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese (or dairy-free/ soy-free alternative)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon pepper
Place a pizza stone (if available) on the bottom rack of the oven and preheat oven to 550 degrees (or as high as your oven will go). To flavor the crust, mist the crust with water, then sprinkle the za’atar evenly over the entire surface, ensuring that the crust is fully covered with the herbs. Place the crust on a flour-dusted wooden peel or a heavy cookie sheet. Spread the mozzarella evenly, leaving one inch of the outer crust exposed. Sprinkle the capers over the mozzarella, then place the shrimp evenly over the cheese. Distribute the chopped garlic, parsley and Parmesan evenly. Sprinkle the top with lemon pepper, then swirl the olive oil over all.
Transfer the pizza from the peel to the pizza stone, or place the cookie sheet on the bottom shelf of the preheated oven. Bake for 12 minutes or until the crust is light brown on the bottom and the topping is hot and bubbly. Remove and serve.
Makes 1 (12-inch) pizza, about 4 servings.