Friday, August 6, 2010

Grilled Pizza for dinner…

The first time I tried grilling pizza was when we were in Toronto visiting my family.  It was something we had all wanted to try but had just never gotten around to doing it. So out I went and bought some grocery store pizza dough (divide it into 4 servings when you get it home) and some fresh and yummy toppings and into the world of pizza grilling we dove!

DSC_0312 Mine was simply olive oil, fresh garlic, mozzarella, fresh tomato and basil…

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Our biggest concern was that the dough would drip through the grill plates but it cooks up so quickly that there is no real worry to it.  You need to have your grill heated up to about 350F to crisp it quickly.

The trick, I think, to this is to have all of your toppings ready to go on and to not overload the pizza.  You do need to work fast once the bottom which becomes the top is grilled nice and crispy.  We did individual ones for ease of preparation and they worked perfect.  No problem flipping etc…

The second time we made them was here at home and I used my bread machine pizza dough recipe.  We divided this one into 4 to make 4 individual pizzas for us.  This worked perfectly as well and was a bit easier to stretch and shape then the grocery store one…

DSC_0203 This one was topped with garlic and herbed olive oil, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, fresh basil, oregano and some homemade arugula pesto…simply delicious!

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12 comments:

MrOrph said...

you just get a little something different from the grill on pizza dough, yes? nice mix of ingredients - simple and flavorful.

Jacqueline said...

Mmmmmmm, lovely! Drool drool :P

Sarah said...

The crust was a little dry. I wonder if it had something to do with the time I gave it to rise. Delicious concept though--the reviews about watching it carefully to cook the crust *just right* are wise, and when you do, it's so brick-oven!

Gabby said...

Its looking delicious! I'd love to try this at home. Thanks for the great HIT.

christine said...

So once you have flipped the dough, that's when you have to put all the toppings? I love the idea by the day. If you wont mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your post. Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post so it will appear in the Foodista pages and it's all set, Thanks!

Patsyk said...

Oh, I haven't done this in FOREVER! Thanks for reminding me of something that is so perfect for a summer dinner. Your toppings are perfect! Yum!

Bren said...

okay between you and Jen at LOQ, I'm starting to feel bad for ordering pizza lately and being too lazy to make my own! Geesh!

Jenny said...

Crust was more of a flat-bread, not pizza. For toppings, only used sauce, thinly-sliced tomato, basil, and cheese.

Mariah said...

Loved it Doug! That is the only way we will make pizza at home from now on!

Megan said...

I've never made pizza on the grill but now that the oven is broke, and I've seen your pizzas, I want to try it too!

Jane said...

This was awesome. My husband and I needed a late night snack. This took care of the pizza craving without the pizza calories.

Islington static guarding said...

This was wonderful! The wonderful "outdoors" taste that the grill imparts to the pizza truely...