I’ve baked garlic prawn pizza for some time now and each time I make it, it tastes better than the last. The beauty of cooking is that it allows the cook to experiment on new dishes and improve on the old ones. Flexibility is the quality all contemporary cooks should have. While we should stick strictly to the recipes when cooking traditional dishes, we should also have the flexibility to add or replace ingredients in others to invent something original – dish you can call your own. A good cook should be creative, imaginative and bold. By being bold, I mean brave enough to think out of the box and to move away from conventional recipes to create something new and better.

I will share with you my delicious garlic prawn pizza with a twist. In this pizza, I add a lot of prawns and along with caramelised onions to enhance the flavour by bringing out the sweetness of overcookeed onions.

Special Garlic Prawn Pizza



1 1/2 cups flour
1 sachet yeast
1 tsp sugar
3/4 cup warm water

1 tbsp olive oil

1. Sieve flour in a mixing bowl.

2. Dissolve sugar in warm water in small bowl. 

3. Sprinkle yeast over warm water. Leave for 5 mins.

4. Make well in sieved flour. Pour the yeast mixture into the well. Blend vigorously for 1 min. 

5. Knead the dough till consistency is right. 

6. Rub oil on dough and prove it for a least 45 mins. (Prove means putting oiled dough in oiled bowl. Put tea towel over bowl). 

7. Knead the newly-formed dough and divide it into two.

8. Flatten the dough with a rolling pin and line the dough onto a greased pizza tray. 



500g king prawns
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 big onion, sliced
1 tomato paste
handful of chopped coriander
cayenne pepper
Mozarella cheese, shredded


1. Cook onions on medium heat and let it caramalise slowly.
2. Spread tomato paste on the dough.
3. Sprinkle garlic evenly.
4. Add 3/4 of the caramalised onions.
5. Spread the prawns evenly.
6. Sprinkle pepper and add a dash of cayene pepper.
7. Cover the prawns with the remaining cooked onions.
8. Sprinkle chopped coriander.
9. Top with mozarella cheese.

I must declare it’s the best garlic prawn pizza I’ve made. The caramalised onions did wonders to the pizza. Its sweetness interminggle with that of the prawn and together with the strong kick of the garlic and the tangy tomato paste, create a super phenomenal flavour. I dare say my next garlic prawn pizza will be much more sensational.


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  2. Karen says:

    hi, do you cook the prawns before hand or put the raw prawns on the dough?

  3. lifestyle-enthusiast says:

    Hi Karen. Thanks for the query. It’s best to cook the prawns before hand with some chopped garlic. This will enhance the flavour even further. Cheers.

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