Monday, June 14, 2010

Brooke Cooks - Grilled Pizza

We just got a grill -YES!!  We made our first meal on it Saturday night: veggie burgers, grilled veggies, and some roasted potatoes (I'll be sharing the grilled veggie recipe soon - it is GREAT and easy!).  Sunday night we decided to be a little more adventurous with our grilling and made grilled pizzas.  YUMMM!!

Grilled Pizza

1 packet yeast
1 cup warm water
1 TB sugar
2 1/2 cups + 1/4 cup flour
2 TB olive oil

canned tomato sauce (I love Muir Glen Organics Pizza Sauce!)
3 or so ripe tomatoes
fresh mozzarella

Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water for five minutes.  Meanwhile, combine flour and olive oil in a large bowl.  Add yeast mixture to flour and stir until thoroughly combined.  Knead, thirty turns or so, and set in oiled bowl.  Turn on, to coat all of dough, then cover and let rise for 30 minutes.

Slice toppings.  I like to use fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.

Once dough has nearly doubled in size, knead 1/4 cup flour in and then shape into rounds by hand.  Coat each round with olive oil.

Heat grill to high.  Place pizza rounds on grill and cook for about three minutes, then flip and cook for an additional three minutes.  Remove from heat.

Turn off all but one burner (we left the weakest burner on).  Add toppings, then return to grill, placing as far away from heat as possible (this will allow the cheese to melt but will keep the crust from cooking much further).  Continue to check the bottom crust, since all grills vary.

Once cheese has melted, remove from heat and enjoy!!

Tip: If you have basil growing in your garden, chop some up and add it to the dough recipe!
Also, if you use fresh mozzarella, be careful it doesn't melt completely - you want it to retain some of the original shape.


Trista said...

Looks yummy

Unknown said...

Thanks Twister!! It was a really cool new way to make pizza (and I LOVE homemade pizza - its the best!!) :)

Megan Harmeyer said...

That makes my mouth water - and I just finished lunch! LOL

Ria said...

Ooooh great dinner idea!Thanks!

Polish Hoarder said...

Looks just like what we make at my parents house but we add LOTS of colored peppers. Yum! :) And now I'm starving!

Unknown said...

Megan, I had the leftover one for lunch - I actually think it was even better the next day - all the flavors had melded - YUMM!! :) Thanks!!

Ria - you're welcome!!! I'd love to know what you think if you have the chance to try it :)

Polish Hoarder - YUM!! Love colorful peppers!! I have yellow, orange, and red peppers waiting in my fridge right now for the next grilled veggies (perhaps tonight). Next time I'll make them with more veggies (mushrooms, peppers, spinach, olives, onions, tomatoes) - that sounds SO GOOD!!

nihrida said...

This looks super tasty.

Susy said...

It looks very tasty!! Thanks for sharing, I'll have to try it sometime!

Allison L said...

Love the Fiesta dishes. :)

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Bunny Masseuse said...

I always use the Muir Glen Organics pasta sauce (italian herb or firecracker? something), Safeway used to carry the De Boles Tomato Herb pasta but they stopped, I had to find it at Shoppers instead (I think it's also organic, was in the organic/natural section in Safeway).

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Looks delish! Thanks for leaving me a link, now my keyboard is wet with drool haha.

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