Ok, I have been making this great crustless pizza at home for our guests and everyone keeps asking for the recipe. So here it is....
I found this delicious pizza-like recipe on pinterest a few years ago and it has become a staple in our family. As many times as I vacationed in Hatteras, I never set foot at Cafe 12 where these famous flats were invented! I will make sure to stop by next time I visit. Thanks to Nectar Slice of Life and Rock n Roll for sharing this amazing recipe and pictures. I was too much in a hurry to make it and eat that I completely forgot to take photos.
2 C. Gouda (shredded)
3/4 C. Mozzarella (shredded)
1 dz. Shrimp (peeled, devined, tails on)
1 Garlic Clove (minced)
1/4 C. Chopped Chives
5 Baby Bello Mushrooms (sliced)
Red Pepper Flakes
Salt and Pepper
Handful of roughly chopped cilantro
Preheat oven to 425F.
On a baking sheet with parchment paper, create a flat circle about 10-12 inches across with 1 C. gouda and the mozzarella. It's ok if there are holes as when the cheese melts it will spread.Bake for 5 minutes then remove from oven. Turn oven down to 350F.
Saute the shrimp in the olive oil and garlic with a bit of salt, pepper and red pepper flakes (to your taste). Sauté the mushrooms in another small pan with olive oil, salt and pepper. When the shrimp is almost throughly cooked, place them on the baked cheese, top with about 1/4 C. gouda, mushrooms and chives, then top with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes, let cool slightly and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Slice like a pizza and enjoy.
For a crispier pizza, try parmesan or asiago cheese instead of gouda.
Mouth watering good.