Thursday, August 4, 2011

Grilled Pizza

I have a new favorite food--Grilled Pizza. It is the best. Now I do love almost any kind of homemade pizza but I think of homemade pizza as a winter food. Who wants to heat up the oven to 500 degrees in August? Grilled pizza is all over blog land right now for good reason. IT IS DELICIOUS!
So after reading up on the subject and talking to Chersten our daughter-in-law who has been making grilled pizza for months because she lives in El Paso we felt confident to try a grilled pizza.
Mel's Kitchen Cafe has a great step by step tutorial that we found helpful.. So, here is a bit of information that could be helpful as you grill pizza.
I think any pizza dough would work. I adapted this recipe from Mel's Kitchen Cafe.

Quick Pizza Dough
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons Pampered Chef's Parmesan-Garlic Seasoning
In bowl of mixer stir together flour, salt and seasoning. Mix water, yeast, honey and olive oil together, let sit for a few minutes. Turn mixer on low and slowly add liquid, knead for a few minutes until dough comes together and forms a ball. Pour a little olive oil in a bowl add dough and oil all sides. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest 30-45 minutes while preparing pizza toppings.

My favorite pizza sauce is Quick and Easy Pizza Sauce it originates from Cooks Illustrated. It is a fresh sauce and makes up in minutes.

We used one recipe of dough, one recipe of sauce and 8 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese. This made enough pizza for 5 adults and 2 little kids--with no leftovers! We also topped our pizza with fresh pineapple, fresh basil, pepperoni, sliced olives, red pepper and red onions. I would also like to add mushrooms, ham and parmigiana-reggiano cheese. I have yet to try fresh mozzarella cheese, but it is on the list! Enjoy grilled pizza--it is a slice of summer!
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Amber said...

Mmm! I love grilled pizza! It's the best! I have some dough in the freezer right now, maybe I'll pull it out for a quick lunch..

~Amber~ said...

I love grilled pizza. It is my new summer addiction. Try grilled cheese bread too, its amazing!

Gloria said...

Love your pizza look amazing!! and love your kid is so cute! gloria

Kayte said...

Call me next time, I will be right over!! Love the toppings you chose!

Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) said...

Grilled pizza is one of my very favorite foods. Love that you add in the parmesan seasoning.

Megan@whatmegansmaking said...

I love the idea of grilled pizza! I love pizza any way it's prepared but I've never had it grilled. Yum!

Anonymous said...

I saw your recipe on my Mom's blog...Full Plate Thursday. It looks yummy but I have some questions. How hot does the grill need to be? Do you put the raw dough directly on the grill or cook in in the oven for a bit first? How long did you leave them on? Thanks!

Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart said...

Looks wonderful! I can not believe I missed Mels recipe! So glad I caught yours!

Candise said...

Yum! I need a grill...

Jana Shepherd said...

I can hardly wait! Anything that has the Cindy seal of approval is destined for culinary greatness.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Cindy,
What a great pizza for the summer when we need to stay cool, just take it to the grill. You have a great blog and I am your newest follower. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
Miz Helen

Casey said...

Grilled pizza sounds delicious. Pizza is fun with the choice of toppings.

Christina @ This Woman Cooks! said...

Hi Cindy! You have a beautiful blog, I love your motto "baking one brownie at a time." So sad you couldn't have an Easy Bake Oven!

I have yet to grill pizza! I have to do that soon before summer is over.

Bridgett Nicolace-Bird said...

i have never had grilled pizza. genius! sounds like a great idea! new fan here! ~bridgett