It’s pizza week at Great Eats with Petes! I love pizza. If I could handle it I would eat pizza everyday. I love pizza so much that I even managed to unlock the Pizzaiolo badge on foursquare for checking in to 25 different pizza places. Yes, you read that correctly I have checked in to 25 different pizza places. I also enjoy experimenting with toppings. This Clam Pizza was inspired by one I tried at Otto Pizzeria in New York City (there’s one in Las Vegas too). I hope you enjoy a good pizza as much as I do. Enjoy!
Flour for dusting
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Place clams on a baking sheet. Place clams in the oven and bake for 2-3 minutes or until the clams begin to open. DON’T WALK AWAY! This is only to open the clams a little so you can shuck them not cook them. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Once cool remove the clam from the shell along with the clam juice and set aside in a bowl.
Dust a clean, flat surface with flour. Dust the pizza dough with flour. Roll out dough into the shape you desire.
Brush with olive oil. Sprinkle the dough with garlic. Sprinkle the cheese over the pizza dough. Top with shucked clams and some of their juice. Sprinkle with parsley. Bake in oven on a cookie sheet, pizza pan or pizza stone. Allow approximately 17 minutes for the pizza to cook. Remove from oven.
Slice the pizza and Enjoy!