I know, I make a lot of pizza, but pizza is the most perfect food. You can literally deconstruct any meal and turn it into a pizza. I’ve been wanting to try Guy’s Cajun Crab & Asparagus Pizza for a while, but didn’t want to overwhelm the blog with a lot of the same. This tasty pie combines a layer of cajun alfredo sauce with tangy “crab” in the form of shredded hearts of palm, asparagus and roasted red peppers.
I’m constantly looking for different ways to do crab, because the May Wah imitation stuff is gross (the one time I tried to use it, the smell was so overwhelming I had to throw it out). I’ve heard good things about jackfruit, but couldn’t find any in my local grocer, so I turned to the next best thing: hearts of palm. If you shred up whole hearts of palm, mix it with nori, lemon, agave and a bit of Old Bay and let it marinate for a bit, you’ve got the perfect replacement for crab.
I used a cashew cream mixed with nutritional yeast and rejuvelac as the sauce base and added pre-made cajun seasoning, but if you don’t have cajun seasoning you can use the spice blend in Fieri’s original recipe.
Recipe’s under the cut, along with more photos.
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Back in February, I went a little pizza crazy. I made cheeseburger pizza, mac & cheese pizza and nacho pizza. My partner posted an iPhone photo of the nacho pizza on tumblr, and a few weeks later the post went viral. My partner ended up with a bunch of messages asking for the recipe, which was surprising because I didn’t think I had done anything that warranted one. I just took nacho ingredients and put them on a pizza. But, for you tumblr folks who were curious, here’s the recipe. I didn’t use vegan sour cream in the original, but added it here. The cheese sauce makes a great queso dip, too!
Rather than diving into this project head-on, I decided to gently wade into the water (Nacho cheese? Duck fat?) that is Guy Fieri’s cooking. His S’mores pizza recipe is pretty much already vegan and I’d like to think if Fieri ate a slice of this, he wouldn’t know the difference. Plus, the original recipe is available on the Amazon page for Guy Fieri Food for anyone to view.
The key here is vegan air-puffed marshmallows, a rich, dark chocolate and graham crackers without honey. All of these things won’t actually change the taste of the dish, so it’s a good one for fooling skeptical omnivores.
Recipe for Vegan S’mores Pizza: