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I’ve mentioned before that Aldo and I are house hunting (somewhat unsuccessfully, 🙁 ). I actually like our current apartment, but one of the reasons I want a house is to have more outdoor space for a garden. Right now I grow herbs on the stoop outside my apartment – I have parsley, rosemary, oregano, sage, lemon thyme, basil, and Thai basil growing. I love having access to fresh herbs whenever I am need them. There is nothing like fresh fragrant herbs to elevate the flavors in a dish.
But I do wish I had a proper garden so I can grow my own vegetables, including tomatoes. Is there anything better than a freshly picked tomato?? I can eat grape tomatoes like candy. Luckily tomatoes are in season now, so while I cannot grow my own (yet), the tomatoes at our local farmer’s market have been pretty awesome. Long term, I might want to live in the middle of nowhere and live off the earth and off of solar panels, but that’s a whole different story 🙂
For these Naan Shrimp Pizzas I picked up some Prego® Farmers’ Market pasta sauces at Walmart, and since I couldn’t decide on just one, I got the Classic Marinara and the Tomato & Basil. The tomatoes for these sauces are picked right at the peak of freshness, and the sauces are made with ingredients you can find at the farmer’s market such as vine-ripened tomatoes, garlic, and fresh basil.
I used the Classic Marinara for the Naan Shrimp Pizzas because I had fresh basil from my herb garden, and I saved the Tomato & Basil for another recipe (stay tuned!). The Classic Marinara sauce paired perfectly with my fresh basil from my tiny herb garden.
Using naan bread instead of pizza dough is one of my favorite ways to make pizza at home. Obviously it is super easy, but on top of that, naan bread has this awesome texture that is perfect for pizza. And since naan usually comes in a package of several pieces, it is a great way to make personal pizzas that everyone can top with their favorite toppings.
What are my favorite toppings, you ask? Anything fresh: fresh herbs, tomatoes, even fresh mozzarella counts! =P But one of my favorite pizzas is seafood pizza. It might sound a bit strange, but we had seafood pizza in the Dominican Republic once and I fell in love with it. This is why I created these Naan Shrimp Pizzas, and I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I do!
Before you go, check out this amazing Naan Pizza recipe – Naan Tikka Masala Pizza: