Yo, peeps, still knitting on Gigi, so today I thought I would talk about grilled pizza. I know, I’m sorry, no knitting content (though let me tell you that I did snag that Debbie Bliss wool cotton from the stash redistribution box!).
Grilled pizza is the yummiest! It’s also quick and easy and great for the summer, since you keep the heat outside (if you have ever cooked pizza in the oven, you know you have to set the oven to 500 degrees. Yowza). I made my own dough for this batch, but oftentimes I go to my trusty Trader Joe’s and buy the readymade, fresh pizza dough. You know what? Their pizza sauce ain’t bad, either. I also like their fresh mozzarella. Way tastier than the rubbery kind.
So here’s what I do:
Turn on grill and preheat. Roll out or toss or stretch the dough to pizza size. Brush olive oil all over one side then carefully fold in half (just to transport it onto the grill). Reduce the heat to medium and unfold the pizza, putting the oil side down onto the grill. Grill, uncovered, about 3 minutes or until the bottom is done. Brush olive oil generously onto the top of the dough, then flip the baby over. Quickly spread your toppings onto the cooked side. Sauce, herbs, cheese, whatever. Cover the grill and cook for about 4 minutes or until the bottom is cooked and the toppings are melted and warm.
Oh yeah! Fresh mozzarella is waaay better than the rubbery stuff you usually buy in the market. It’s more flavorful, it’s silkier, it’s creamier….I’m drooling. I guess I’m having a mozzarella and tomato sammie tomorrow.
Mmmm. Maybe I can get my Grill Boy to fire this up.
That is excellent! I’ll have to try it sometime– if I can manage to borrow someone’s grill!
We like doing Foccacia on the grill as well to accompany a nice a cool dinner of antipasto things which are mostly lightly marinated and not cooked at all. One of our fav hot weather entertaining meals 🙂
Oh, man, that sounds so good! I had fresh mozzerella in a great (& expensive) Italian place in Niagra-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Fresh tomatoes, fresh mozz., olive oil with herbs, fresh greens & crusty bread. Not one particle of that fabulous salad remained when I was done. Heaven! Geeze, I wish I could get the fresh up here in N.MI.
Mmmmmm. My parents make a lot of grilled pizzas at their cabin, and everyone gets to pick the toppings they want. I love the flavor of the grilledness on the bottom of the crust. I also love that my mom and I will choose all kinds of exotic and varied toppings, and then tease my dad about his less adventurous choices.
This is the kinda health food I need. Can’t wait to try it on our BBQ.
Yum. . .food p*rn. I should make a grilled focaccia to serve with dinner tonight. . .