Monday, June 8, 2009

Pizza on the Grill


82.  "Pizza on the Grill!!!!  You can't make pizza on the grill!"  That's what a friend of mine told me the other day.  I dare to differ.  Yes, you can make pizza on the grill.  It is quick, easy, delicious and anyone can do it!

While watching Food Network the other evening, we caught the end of a segment of pizza made on the grill.   I have been wanting to do this for quite a while.  Here is my recipe:

Pizza on the Grill

1 recipe of pizza dough (my recipe here)
Divide the dough into four, six or eight pieces.  flatten dough in your hands using flour to keep dough from sticking to hands.
Place on a baking sheet.
Heat up your grill outside and set it to high.  Brush the dough rounds with olive oil.
Place dough rounds on hot grill and close the lid.  
Wait for two (2) minutes, then check to see if they are toasted.Every grill is different so work with your grill.  When they toast, flip the dough over to the other side and grill for one (1) more minute.  Remove the toasted pizza crust back to the baking sheet, toasted side up. 

Pizza Toppings

Broccoli Cheddar Pizza:
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups fresh broccoli, chopped small
2 Tblsps onion, chopped
1 tsp garlic salt
red pepper flakes
4 Tblsp ranch dressing

On the toasted side of the crust, spread ranch dressing, red pepper flakes, sprinkle broccoli over, onion and garlic salt.  Then, top with cheddar cheese.

Grilled Chicken & Red Pepper Pizza:
2 chicken breasts, cut into long strips
1 large red sweet pepper, cut into large strips
red onion slices
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp garlic salt
red pepper flakes
fresh basil leaves
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 Tblsp parmesan cheese
salt/pepper
balsamic vinegar

On toasted side of crust, spread mozzarella cheese,
 red onion, sprinkle with garlic salt and red pepper flakes.  
Place seasoned chicken and red peppers, brushed with olive oil, on a hot grill till toasted and cooked through. 
 Remove to a plate and cut into small chunks.  Stir together with minced garlic and salt and pepper.  Place on next, dividing up between the pizzas.  In a small bowl mix the ricotta cheese, parm cheese and salt and pepper.  Chop up a little fresh basil and mix in with the ricotta cheese.  Then dollop over the chicken and peppers.  Season lightly.
After you decide on your topping, place the baking sheet onto the grill.  Turn the grill to low and close the lid.  It will take approximately 5 minutes to melt the cheese and finish baking the crust.  
Remove the pan from the grill and serve immediately.
Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese Pizza
or Grilled Chicken and Red Pepper Pizza.  Ohhh it's Sooo Goood!

You can do this...try any topping you like and experiment!

"If you can't feed a hundred people,
feed just one."  
 ~  Mother Teresa

2 comments:

plain*worker*primitives said...

This blog is torture....

in a good way :) lol

That looks SO AWESOME!! OMG! I am definatly going to do this.

Thanks for posting!
melissa

Kathleen said...

They look excellent..love the different varieties!

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