Monday, July 19, 2010

Pizza on the grill

After eating this tonight, my son announced that we should grill pizza all the time. The pizza crust developed a lovely texture on the grill, chewy with a nice crunch. Normally I make homemade dough, but because we're operating with a minimal basement setup, I bought the premade Trader Joe's dough balls.

We paired the pizza with farmers market bicolor summer squash, lightly brushed with olive oil and dusted with salt and pepper. The squash was incredibly sweet and flavorful.

We had nowhere to roll out the dough. Sometimes, you just have to get creative. In this case, Will laid a piece of old kitchen countertop on the deck table. Our youngest was an enthusiastic helper and ladler of sauce.

Grilled pizza

Put a pizza stone on the grill. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Roll out dough on a floured surface. Prick lightly with fork. Dust pizza paddle with cornmeal. Slide paddle under crust and move it to the pizza stone. Cook covered for 4-5 minutes. Remove. Add sauce and toppings. Place back on pizza stone. Cook covered until the cheese on top begins to brown, approximately 8 minutes.

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