Friday, July 8, 2011

Grilled Pizza Deliciousness

Don't get me wrong... I love grilling..cooking outside and not having to turn the oven on on a hot summer night is awesome...but I quickly get sick of the regular grilled food... burgers, dawgs, burgers, dawgs... blah. This year I've been trying to mix it up a lot to use our grill for lots of veggies, shrimp skewers, marinated chicken thighs, etc... but the most recent deliciousness has been grilled pizza... yes, that's right. The best thing to come off my grill so far this summer. Let's discuss....

First we whipped up an easy and delicious homemade pizza dough using this recipe.
Ingredients: flour, yeast, oil, water, salt. That is it.

We whipped up the dough:

Had to do all the dough related things like letting it rise, punching it down, etc etc...
Then froze half of it for another delicious night and broke the remaining half into four equal pieces to make four individual sized pizzas. We let them rest under a clean damp cloth for about 10 minutes and then got to rollin!
Next we threw them on the grill for a few minutes to get grilled on the toppings side...


Then brought them in and got to topping... I love individual pizzas because then no one can tell you no when you want 10 different delicious (to you) toppings...

I topped mine with a layer of homemade olive tapenade (basically just threw some olives, garlic, parsley, olive oil and lemon into my mini food processor and whirred it up a bit) and then some tomatoes, zucchini, red onion, goat cheese, prosciutto, basil and a little bit of parmesan cheese. To me, this is the perfect pizza.. to others...maybe not so much...but that is the joy that is a personalized pizza.... make it however you want!



We threw them on the grill to get the bottom size crisped up and melt the cheese and then voila....seriously grilled pizza you are delicious. You are crunchy and warm and you have pretty grill marks. You also have little grill divets that are just fun to eat. You make me happy..(and thinking about you makes me hungry).




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