Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Grill-Fired Pizza

Yes, you read it right...it is "grill" fired pizza not "oven" fired pizza. We love love love oven fired pizza. The crust is always o-so-perfect crispy-ness and tender middle. The cheese is slowly melted to perfection, and every bite makes us want more. This is exactly how the Grill Fired Pizza is, and I can't wait to make it again. I am so sad that it is turning cold outside just when I figured out our new favorite recipe! It was not only delicious, but a blast to make, it would be great for kids or a neighborhood BBQ...however, I am not sure how to give you a recipe! I want to give you the idea for a meal, but you need to use your imagination...here are a few tips:

Grill-Fired Pizza
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The Dough:
Use any tried and true pizza dough recipe that you love. I have one here, or for a whole grain dough I think this one looks amazing. This time we used pre-made dough and it worked wonders! I think that almost any dough will work, as long as it can hold its shape and is not too sticky. As far as the thickness goes, use your own judgment. I rolled my dough out to about 1/4 inch...this was perfect. Go ahead and roll thinner or thicker depending on your pizza love!

This is key. Thanks to my patient hubby, we had perfect crust. Preheat your grill and keep your temperature between 200-250 degrees F. After toppings have been placed, be sure to keep the lid closed to ensure perfect melting of the cheese.

Baking the Crust:
Brush pizza dough with EVOO on both sides to prevent sticking on the grill. Bake for 2 minutes on each side, barely browning but getting dough cooked through.

Add your toppings:
Remove your crusts from the grill and add your toppings. Use fast cooking toppings, or cook others prior to placing on grill. Close lid on grill and bake for 10 minutes, watching carefully to create a perfect crust.


1 comment:

teresa said...

this is making me so hungry, i love it!