Sunday, August 2, 2009

Pizza on the grill

I attended a class on herbs presented by a woman from our church. One of the recipes she demonstrated was this pizza on the grill. It was quick, easy and delicious. I have been wanting to share it for a bit, but life has kept up a steady pace. Give this recipe and try and let me know how it turned out and what toppings you decided to use.

PIZZA ON THE GRILL

Pizza dough - if you live close to a Winco, they sell premade pizza dough by the deli section. It is approximately 1.98 for a slightly larger than gratefruit size. Another one I like is the "Jiffy" pizza dough you can make from the box, or you can use whatever your favorite pizza dough is (google pizza dough for lots of recipes).

Sauces - Olive oil with garlic, traditional pizza sauce, pesto, barbeque sauce, alfredo sauce.

Toppings - grilled chicken sliced, shrimp, fresh mozarella, basil, tomato slices, artichoke hearts, olives, sausage, pepperoni, onion slices and anything else your mind can imagine.

DIRECTIONS:
Roll pizza dough out until desired thickness. Try your first one about 1/8" thick and then adjust to your liking. Brush a with a small amount of olive oil. Take it out and grill it on one side. Your grill should be med to med-low.




You know it is ready when it gets grill marks on the side that is down and it looks partially cooked (this is why you don't want your dough to thick or it won't cook through before it needs to be removed so it won't burn).



Remove from grill and add whatever toppings you want. The toppings above are just some suggestions, but you are only limited by your imagination.
I put pesto, shrimp in half and chicke on the other, some fresh basil leaves and fresh mozarella finally topped with fresh sliced tomato. YUM!



These are some of my kids creations. We make individual pizzas so each person can taylor make it to their own tastes, plus how fun to do as a family.



After putting toppings on, put on cookie sheet to transfer back to grill. Place pizzas on grill and close lid so the toppings melt and cook together while dough finishes cooking through. Keep checking until toppings are done and the bottom has grill marks. Remove, let cool for a few minutes and serve.

This would be fun for a dinner party with everyone making their own pizza. Just put out a lot of toppings and pizza dough that has already been cooked on one side. These cook pretty quick (depending on thickness of dough) so it goes pretty fast.

Hope you enjoy this yummy summer dinner.

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