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Yummy Fixins: Simple, delicious shrimp pizza for summer (recipe)

Summer is here, and that means the heat is here. When it gets hot, I try to eat a little lighter with more raw fruits and vegetables.

I love fresh toppings on my pizzas like raw arugula, fresh herbs and even avocado. This fun pizza is a little twist on a shrimp taco but even more delicious. I hope you enjoy!

Summer Shrimp Pizza

1 ball of dough

Flour for dusting

2 ears of corn, shucked and cleaned

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½ cup crumbled cotija cheese

½ pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 tablespoon blackened seasoning*

1 avocado, sliced

Cilantro for garnish

Crema for garnish

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees, and start up your grill. Rub the ears of corn with a little olive oil. Place the ears of corn on the grill and cook on all sides. Remove the corn and let them cool. Slice the kernels off the corn before you slice the kernels into a bowl.  

Toss the shrimp in blackened seasoning. Brush the pizza with olive oil and sprinkle with cotija cheese. Next place the corn, shrimp and cherry tomatoes evenly on the pizza. Bake in the oven for five to 10 minutes, until the crust has cooked to your liking. Remove from oven and garnish with avocado, cilantro and drizzle with crema.

*I buy Paul Prudhomme's seasoning; you can find one online or just use a little salt, pepper and paprika to season the shrimp.

Chef Arica Davis is owner/operator of Yummy Fixins, Personal Chef Services and Pasta Parties. Visit http://www.yummyfixins.com to book your next dinner party.