Thursday, August 11, 2016

Recipe Share: Grilled Pizza

This is one of my favorite things to make. Grilling the crust makes all the difference, in my opinion. Not only that, but you can make the pizza your own by adding whatever toppings or sauces you like. It's also great to make with friends or for a party.

Ingredients:
pizza dough from your local pizza place (I buy Barro's dough. It's awesome. Of course, you can always make your own dough, and I've done that, too. But I find it so much easier to just buy a few dough balls. They're super cheap, too.)
sauce
cheese
any toppings you like

Directions:
Heat your grill pan or grill to medium high. Sprinkle some flour or cornmeal on your counter and roll out some dough pretty thin. (If you don't roll it out thin, your dough may not cook enough all the way through before it starts to burn on the bottom, so make sure it's thin.) Place the dough on your grill or grill pan and let it cook a minute or so. When you start to see it bubble up a bit, turn it over and repeat. You don't want it to get overcooked yet, as you'll put it back on the heat when you've topped it. Top your dough with whatever your heart wants. Place pizza back on the grill (I turn mine down to medium or medium low) and let the cheese melt. Cut it up and enjoy! Seriously, this is such a great way to make pizza. Once you've grilled it, you'll never want it baked again!

For the Margherita pizza above, I melted butter and added garlic salt to it and brushed the cooked dough with it before adding sliced tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese. Yum!

If you're feeling daring, you can try the peach, goat cheese, and basil pizza that is my other fave. (This is a picture my sis took when we first made it last summer. Makes my mouth water just looking at it!)
Just bring to a simmer 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar over medium heat. Then let it simmer on low heat until it's reduced to half the amount and is thick and syrupy. Remove it from the heat while you prep the rest of the pizza. Slice peaches thin, and brush the cooked dough with garlic salt and melted butter, add the peaches, goat cheese, basil, and balsamic vinegar. Heat over medium grill to melt the cheese a bit. Divine!

Try this soon! Your taste buds will be thanking me over and over.

This pizza is equally as delicious with fresh pear slices instead of peaches. I'm sure any stone fruit would be amazing.

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