Thursday, May 28, 2009

Grilled Pizza. Serious Yum.

I have been wanted to make pizza on the grill for a long time now...not sure why it has taken me this long to finally get around to it. I bit the bullet earlier this week, and I loved the results! It couldn't be simpler, really, and I didn't have to heat up my kitchen by running the oven, so I think I may just be grilling pizza through the summer.

The first thing I did was make a batch of my favorite pizza dough in my bread machine. Once the cycle was complete, I removed the dough and divided it into 4 pieces. Next, I took two cookie sheets and brushed them with oil. I rolled each piece of dough into a rough oval shape, and placed two ovals on each sheet. Then, I brushed the top of each oval with oil. Next, I heated the grill to medium. When that was ready, I placed all of the dough on the grill and closed the lid. Let them grill for 3-4 minutes, until the bottoms are set and you have some nice grill lines. Remove from the grill with a spatula or tongs, and place, grilled side up, back on the cookie sheets. Take them back into the house (leave the grill on!) and add your toppings. For our pizzas, I did the standard sauce and cheese for the little guys, and used ricotta, sun dried tomatoes, asparagus, and scallions for Steve and myself (before I grilled the dough, I tossed the asparagus, scallions, and sun dried tomatoes with a tablespoon of oil, salt and pepper, and sauteed them in a pan for a few minutes). Once your toppings are in place, head back out to the grill and carefully place each pizza back on the grill, close the lid, and cook for about 5 minutes until done.

The result? Delicious little pizzas with a fresh, summer-y flavor....and a nice, cool kitchen to boot!

4 comments: said...

I must say these are amazing can't wait to make them at home. Thanks for such a nice day yesterday.

Jean said...

Grilled pizza sounds delicious, Heather. I'm going to try it, definitely. I like any excuse to use the grill rather than the oven.

Cheryl and Ashton said...

Sounds delish!

Heather said...

I'm glad you had fun, Terri! It was great to have you all here again. I'm going to have withdrawals now, while your dad is here!

Aunt Jean, I think you will enjoy making these. Soooo good!

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