Saturday, February 20, 2010

Homemade Pizza on the Grill

I love the grill - even in the winter season. During the summer we grill nearly every day so I had to figure out a way to do one of our favorite outside.

I make my crust - easy recipe - but I've done it with prepared dough from Trader Joe's too. Roll it out into individual pizzas, grill both sides, then top with favorite ingredients. It is perfect for a Friday Night family meal or a party with friends.

Basic Pizza Dough
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 package active dry yeast
1 Tblsp honey
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup semolina flour
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp salt

Combine 1 1/2 cups warm water, 1 package of active dry yeast and 1 Tblsp honey in large mixing bowl. I use my Kitchen Aid with the dough hook all the way through this recipe. Let the yeast dissolve - about 5 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1/2 semolina flour, 1/3 cup olive oil and 1 tsp salt. Let the mixer combine ingredients until they just come together then add the remaining flour. Let the mixer knead the dough until it comes together in a nice smooth ball. Cover and let rest in a warm place until dough rises to double, punch down and use or if you aren't ready for it. Let it rise again.

I punch the dough down and take about a lemon size chunk out at a time - roll it on a floured surface and lay the rolled rounds on a cookie sheet to transfer to the grill.Prepare a hot grill. I have a gas grill but have done this on a charcoal fire and in a wood fired pizza oven too. Get the grill hot - 500 degrees or so works best. I brush a little olive oil on the dough rounds and place them directly on the grill grates. It takes 2-3 minutes to get the brown grill marks. Flip and repeat. It will only take a minute on the second side.

Once you have the pizzas grilled on each side, top with your favorite sauce and ingredients and either return to the grill briefly to melt the cheese or stick the sheet pan with the pizzas under the broiler for a few minutes.

Enjoy. The crust is light, thin, crispy. Just like we like it.

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