Cabot Seriously Sharp Shrimp Focaccia

  • Total: 1 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 45 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 24 servings
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Ingredients

Focaccia Dough:

4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

1 tablespoon sugar

2 teaspoons salt

1 (1/4-ounce) package Red Star QuickRise Yeast

1 1/2 cups warm water (120-130 degrees)

1 tablespoon olive oil

Oil Baste:

1/8 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

2 cloves minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Toppings:

1 cup sundried tomatoes, pureed

1 cup sliced Georgia Pecans

1 (14-ounce) can small artichoke hearts, cut into quarters

1 (6-ounce) can pitted small black olives, drained and cut in half

1 pound cooked shrimp 21-25 size, shell and tail removed

6 ounces Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar, cut into twenty-four 2-inch strips

Directions

  1. Food Processor Method - Place the focaccia dough ingredients into a food processor with a dough blade attached. Turn on low setting until the dough ingredients combine and form a ball.
  2. Stand Mixer Method - Combine Focaccia Dough ingredients, except 2 1/2 cups flour, in mixing bowl with paddle or beaters for 4 minutes on medium speed. Using a dough hook, gradually add remaining flour and knead for 5 to 7 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  3. Place dough ball in a lightly oiled bowl and turn to oil top. Cover with plastic wrap for 30 minutes or until dough doubles in size. Dough is ready when you stick 2 fingers in it and the indentations remain. This is referred to as 'ripe.'
  4. Place dough on a lightly oiled sheet pan and press down to fit the shape of the pan. With a fork, poke holes all over the dough.
  5. In a bowl, combine the 3 Oil Baste ingredients. NOTE: This can be made in advance. Brush this 'baste' over top of dough and spread out the basil and garlic mixture. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  6. Place in a preheated 400 degrees F oven for 20 minutes and/or the dough is brown on bottom. Remove & cool.
  7. Cut focaccia into 24 pieces. Spread each piece with the sun dried tomato spread. Place on each piece 1 teaspoon sliced pecans, 2 pieces of artichoke hearts, 2 black olive halves, 1 shrimp and place a cheese strip down the middle of the focaccia.
  8. Place the Seriously Sharp Shrimp Focaccia pieces under the broiler until cheese starts to melt.
  9. Remove and serve.
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