Sep 13, 2012
Brace yourself, folks. I have found a new favorite food.
Over Labor Day weekend we had our grill back in full force. The husband grilled steaks, kabobs, dove (from his hunting trip), stuffed mushrooms, jalapeno poppers and, wait for it, pizzas. Now, the pizzas didn't top the steak, but they were pretty fantastic.
We've never cooked pizzas on the grill so this was a whole new experience. We looked up several methods online and ended up mashing a few together. This is not a recipe post, because I have no idea about the grilling part but it's just to say, hey, if you haven't tried grilling pizza, do it. It's so good.
To start, we picked up some dough balls at a local pizzeria, the Pie Hole. I've talked about this place many a times on this blog when we do pizza night. You can find more about it here.
We wanted the dough a little thick since we didn't know how it would do on the grill so I made a few small pizzas. I just pulled the dough out to form circle-ish shapes. We also wanted to keep them small so they would be easy to flip on the grill.
After I pulled out the dough, I brushed each pizzas with a glaze of melted butter, minced garlic and evoo. It's main purpose was to make sure the dough didn't stick to the grates but with a little garlic, it also gave the crust a little flavor.
The husband put two down at a time and cooked one side until it was brown. Then he flipped them over and took them off the grill so we could top them.
I had some homemade pasta sauce from the garden we canned earlier this summer so we used it but any sauce would do. Then we topped each. Since we had leftover veggies from the night before's kabobs, we made veggie pizzas with sliced mushrooms, sliced squash and zucchini, onion, red peppers some cheddar cheese and crumbled feta. We also made a cheese-only version for the kiddos.
After each was topped, they went back to grill and continued cooking until they were done. Like I said, I don't know for how long or what the coal situation was because that was the husband's job but I'm sure you can figure it out.
Then it was time to eat!
Oh man! The dough was a little crispy and chewy and just down-right delicious.
We will be making many more grilled pizzas in the future.
Oh, and see that awesome pizza plate, I found that at our flea market! Such a great buy.
Anyway, have you ever tried grilling pizzas before or am I just late to the game on this?