Jim's Pizza for the Boat or Home

I'm not sure I liked pizza as much before I came aboard the boat. Rather, it was something you ordered and you ate it quickly. I've made crusts from scratch and they resulted in very good pizza. But I got to thinking about another couple on a boat by the name of Bumfuzzle who couldn't wait to get pizza. Well, I didn't totally understand it. Now I do but I'm not sure I'll ever order pizza again. What I've worked up is one of the thinnest, crispy crust pizza's that can be made quickly. You have to try it if you want a good quick pizza. 

First you start with fajita shells. Buy the ones that fit your favorite pizza size. In our case they have to be the 10" inch ones because they won't fit in our small broiler or oven otherwise. I've found that two of these will feed both Deb and me.

The first step is to brown both sides on our grill which is mounted on the stern rail. Of course you could also brown them in a pan or under a broiler as well. Make sure you get some brown on both sides so they will be crispy when you finish the pizza. Browning takes about a minute per side and you need to rotate it during the process so it will be even.

Of course, you need pizza sauce. We picked this one up at Wal-Mart. However, I like my pizza sauce a bit more spicy. So we added basil and garlic to the sauce in the bottle.
Next you need to build your pizza. First goes on the pizza sauce and then some cheese. We use shredded cheese. Then you need to add the items you want on your pizza. We used mushrooms and more veggies on this one. However, I also like to add shrimp or other meats as well before adding the last layer of cheese.

Preheat your oven. Broil the pizza so the top starts to brown. Once it is the color you like, then remove it from the broiler and place it in the oven to heat another 5 minutes. While you are doing this, broil the next pizza. This pizza will go into the oven too.

Once the first pizza has heated all the way through, I like to cut it and start on it while the other pizza is finishing up.

Total time seems to be around 10 minutes from start to finish once you get your process down.

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