Seafood Marinara Pizza

Seafood Marinara Pizza

The classic, true Pizza alla Marinara is a traditional Neapolitan dish named after the mariners who made it. It is a peasant dish of a pizza base topped with a tomato-based sauce with garlic and oregano. However, the term “Marinara” has caused much confusion and many modern versions of this pizza (such as this Seafood Marinara Pizza) include seafood.

Seafood Marinara Pizza
Serves: 1
  • 1 pizza base
  • 1 batch marinara pizza sauce
  • 250 g mixed seafood (eg mussels, prawns, shrimps, crab-meat, scallops, squid )
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 small yellow capsicum, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram, chopped
  • 60 g Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 15 g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 12 black olives
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • salt and black pepper
  • sprigs of fresh oregano and/or marjoram, for garnish
  1. Turn the dough onto a lightly-floured surface and roll lightly until it's about 25 cm in diameter. Transfer to a lightly-greased baking sheet or pizza sheet and using your thumb and forefinger pinch the edge of the pizza to create a raised lip.
  2. Cover the dough with an even layer of the marinara sauce, going almost all the way to the edge.
  3. Arrange the seafood, capers and capsicum over the top of the sauce then sprinkle the herbs on top, followed by the cheese.
  4. Drizzle a little olive oil over the top then season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Place in an oven pre-heated to 220°C and bake for about 12 minutes, or until the edges of the base are golden and crisp.
  6. Garnish with the oregano or marjoram and serve immediately.

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