I've been wanting to make grilled pizza ever since I found a pizza crust that I love. I had attempted grilling pizza before but it turned into a burnt, doughy, mess and my grill was not very happy with me. I've been watching youtube videos and reading all kinds of articles to try to get the technique down. Tonight I decided was as good a night as any to conquer this grilling feat. I made my dough, chop chop chopped veggies for toppings, shredded my cheese, preheated the grill, and what do you know? It worked! And it was incredible! #neverorderingpizzaagain
|pizza + sunshine = happy annie|
-First make your dough
-Then get your toppings together. The biggest part to making grilled pizza is being organized. I chopped all of my veggies, shredded my cheese, and put it all in bowls out by the grill so that I had everything right there when it was time to go.
---Also, if you can, shred your own cheese
-While you're at it, light the grill and heat it to high (you may need to remove a birds' nest from it as well, if the birds in your neighborhood are like ours)
-Now, your dough should be ready. Take a handful of the dough, roll it into a ball, and roll it out into a circle, about 1/4 inch thick. We made 2 smaller and 2 larger pizzas and the smaller ones were so much easier to handle on the grill.
-Now sprinkle it with sea salt (optional, but highly recommended)
-Stack your rolled out pizza dough between wax paper on a plate
-Now make sure you have everything you need outside, ready to go.
-Your grill should be hot, make sure the grates are brushed off and clean, have your toppings close by, you'll need a large metal spatula to flip the pizza, cooking spray, a bowl with olive oil and basting brush, and a pan to put the pizza on when it's done (check, check, and check!)
-Spray the grill with cooking spray, don't want anything sticking
-Now, place your dough, oil side down, on the grill
|note: these were our large doughs, they were harder to work with, make them smaller than this|
-Meanwhile, use a basting brush to coat the other side with olive oil
-When the bottom has turned a nice golden brown, use a large spatula to remove the dough, flip it over onto the not cooked side onto the top rack
|these went from beatiful golden to charred in 20 seconds, lesson learned|
note: the toppings you choose should be pre cooked - or fast cooking, you're basically only melting the cheese and cooking the dough in a few short minutes
-Once it starts melting, move the pizza back down the bottom and cook 1-2 more minutes until the dough is nice and golden brown
-Remove from grill and serve!
|texas shaped pizza?|
Hello new favorite summer meal!