Bacon and Scallop Pizza

March seems to be passing me by at a ridiculous speed.  Between two trips up to the mountains to meet up with Wade’s family, out of state guests, and several trips to Denver I seem to have accomplished nothing this month on the blog or on my thesis.  Hopefully that will change for the remainder of the month.  Wade has taken up most of the cooking the last couple weeks and this is my favorite dinner that he has made recently.

We eat a lot of pizza.  There is a really good pizza restaurant in our tiny town that is known all around for having really good food and my parents like to meet us there for dinner every week or so.  I also delivered pizzas for about a year when I was in college.  So, you’d think I’d be pretty tired of it by now,  but this is a pizza I don’t mind having at home because it is out of the ordinary and so good. I made the crust and Wade finished up the rest of the pizza, which adapted from this Paula Dean recipe.  The crust is the best pizza crust you can possibly make at home: Jay’s from Allrecipes.

We enjoyed this dinner for a relaxing midweek movie night.

•1 recipe of your favorite pizza crust,  I like this one
•1 cup pizza sauce- we used some that was home canned last summer
•1 cup sour cream
•4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
•1 12 oz bag frozen sea scallops, thawed
•4-6 cloves fresh garlic, minced (adjust to your taste)
•2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
•1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
•1-2 tablespoons butter, melted
•2 Tablespoons dried parsley
•1 teaspoon oregano
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350.

Dust a pizza stone with cornmeal and pat out the dough.  Bake the dough for 5-7 minutes, until the top is just slightly browned.

Cook scallops in a skillet over medium high heat until the excess moisture is evaporated.  Set aside.

Mix the pizza sauce and sour cream together.  Spread over crust.  Top with bacon pieces and scallops.  Top with both of the cheeses.

Brush the edges of the crust with melted butter.  Mix the parsley, oregano, salt, and garlic powder together.  Sprinkle over the edges of the crust.  Sprinkle any remaining herbs over the rest of the pizza.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is fully baked and the cheese on top in browned and bubbly.

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