Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The one About Grilled Pizza

I've been watching Friends while I do my chores.
I miss the 90s.
I love the "Rachel," and high-waist pants, and brown eye shadow.

I also really love pizza, duh.
I've been wanting to grill it for a loooooooooong time.
I have been afraid of the grill.  Some friends of ours moved and gave us their old grill.  It was great for a free grill but needed some work, so my ever able and handy husband fixed it up and showed me that it really isn't all that different from using the stove. He was totally right.

I made up a batch of my trusty pizza dough and let it rise for about an hour before shaping it into a round, which really turned into this crazy blob.
I read the instructions on the front of the grill, and turned the burners up to high and let it burn for about 20 minutes.  I brushed the grates with the grill brush and then oiled them with olive oil.  I also brushed oil over one side of the crust.
I transfered the dough from my flat, one sided airbake cookie sheet and let it grill, oil side down, covered, for about 4-5 minutes, I could see through the thin parts that it was starting to get brown.
*a note about the thin parts: They were the yummiest so I think next time I'll divide this into two pizzas and make them a bit thinner.  Things got a little hairy as I was stretching the dough, I need more practice. 

Then I pulled it off the grill using some sweet moves with a giant metal spatula and tongs.  I transfered it back to the airbake and topped with sauce, cheese and other toppings.  I returned it to the grill and let it go for another 8 minutes or so until the cheese was good and melty.

Try it.  It's worth it.  I don't think I'll use the oven for pizza in the summer anymore, it was easy and so much tastier.

Look at that crust!

This is how I felt after tasting it: "I have grilled pizza!"

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