Scallop and Bacon Pizza
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • Cornflour, for dusting
  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon (about 150g)
  • 4 large scallops (about 150g), sliced crosswise ¼ inch thick
  • 1 cup baby rocket
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 250°C. In a medium saucepan, cook the garlic in ¼ cup of the olive oil over moderately low heat until it starts to sizzle, about 3 minutes. Whisk in the ¼ cup of flour until smooth and cook, whisking, until lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk and cook, whisking, until the béchamel is smooth and thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk in the cheese. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Transfer the béchamel to
  2. a small bowl. Discard the garlic.
  3. Lightly dust a baking sheet with cornflour. On a lightly floured work surface, using
  4. a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out the dough into a 12-inch round. Transfer to the prepared sheet. Brush the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil all over the dough and spread the béchamel evenly on top, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge. Bake on the bottom rack of the oven for about 18 minutes, until the dough is almost cooked through.
  5. Meanwhile, in a nonstick medium skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat, turning, until golden and crisp, 7 to 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Chop the bacon.
  6. Top the pizza with the scallops and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for about 3 minutes, until the béchamel is golden and bubbling and the scallops are just opaque.
  7. In a small bowl, toss the rocket with the remaining 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Top the pizza with the bacon and rocket and serve hot.
Recipe by George Hughes Fishmongers at https://www.georgehughesfishmonger.com/3-delicious-fish-seafood-pizza-recipes/