Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pizza on the Grill

Tonight for dinner I decided to grill. Pizza that is!

It was a fun meal to make. I used this dough recipe from www.foodnetwork.com:


  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups bread flour, plus more for rolling (Chef's Note: Using bread flour will give you a much crisper crust. If you can't find bread flour, you can substitute it with all-purpose flour which will give you a chewier crust.)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 envelope instant dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water, 110 degrees F
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons
  • Cheeses (of your liking)
  • Vegetables (of your liking)
  • Meats (of your liking)
  • ~4 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper


Combine the bread flour, sugar, yeast and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and combine. While the mixer is running, add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and beat until the dough forms into a ball. If the dough is sticky, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball. If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball.
Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in a warm area to let it double in size, about 1 hour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces. Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes.

I made mine into 4 pieces instead of 2. This allowed us to make 4 individual pizzas.

Turn the grill on to medium/high.

Make the 4 dough balls into flat pizza shaped sizes. Put some Olive Oil and salt and pepper on 1 side.

Then put the dough on the grill with the oil side down. Then put olive oil and salt and pepper on the top. It would be easiest if you have a brush to put the olive oil on, but I do not have one so I used a baster.

Cook each side for a couple of minutes, until their are grill marks in it.

Take them all off the grill.

Use whatever ingredients you would like on top.

Here are my favorites that we made:

1- a little olive oil on the bottom, then zucchini/squash, cherry tomatoes, a little bacon, asparagus, Gorgonzola cheese, feta cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese

2- tomato paste, green olives, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, Gorgonzola cheese, shredded mozzarella, shredded Mexican cheese

Once you place your ingredients on the pizza, set them on a cookie sheet and then back on the grill until the cheese is melted. 

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