Frank and I have discussed grilling pizza before but hadn’t done it until now, when I received Christina’s recipe in our weekly swap. That’s motivation enough! Did I cheat by making this indoors? I don’t think so. We’ll do it the “legit” way soon…this just happened to be the way it worked out last night.
I bought my pizza dough (gasp!) at Trader Joe’s when I was there yesterday (shocker). I went for the garlic herb dough for a little change of pace. We loved it. One pizza had pepperoni, onions and mushrooms…the other – grilled chicken, sundried tomatoes and pesto (both had mozzarella cheese).
Try grilling your pizza next time – you won’t be disappointed!
adapted from Tales from the Mad Men Kitchen
1 batch pizza dough
extra virgin olive oil
pizza toppings of your choice (be sure all are chopped/prepared ahead of time!)
Heat grill to medium. Divide dough in half and stretch (using bench flour) evenly. Brush oil on one side and place on grill.
Once dough is cooked/bubbling on the one side, flip with tongs or a spatula. Immediately brush oil on the new side and place toppings on it. Cook until cheese has melted.