6/24/10

Grilled Everything Pizza


Courtesy of Food Network Magazine; July/August 2010

Found this and we had to try it! Not a quick meal, though the use of a pre-made frozen pizza dough (like Rhodes) does help - it's well worth the effort!

My version below is for the frozen dough-types















1 loaf, frozen pizza dough, thawed to package directions
Grilled toppings (see notes below - tomatoes, red onion or fennel, shiitake mushrooms)
8 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced
1/2 c sliced roasted peppers (jar variety)
4 oz thinly sliced hot or sweet capicola ham (we used prosciutto)
1 c micro greens, pea shoots or other baby green
1/2 bunch fresh basil, torn

To grill toppings; preheat grill to med-high head:

Tomato sauce:
Grill 3 vine ripen tomatoes, turning until charred, 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, add 1 chopped garlic clove, 2 Tbsp olive oil, S&P. Cool, then crush into sauce (I used a food processor)

Onion/Fennel:
Cut 1 medium red onion or 1 small fennel bulb into 8 wedges. Toss with 1 Tbsp olive oil, S&P. Grill turning until soft, 10 minutes. Pieces will probably fall apart, so I recommend using a grill basket/skillet for this.

Mushrooms:
Toss 8 oz stemmed shiitake mushrooms with 3 Tbsp olive oil, and season with S&P. Grill, turning until soft, about 2 minutes per side. Cut in half.

Reserve all grilled items and keep them near the grill.


Reduce grill to med low. Divide dough in half and dust with flour and work surface. Roll each half out into a rectangle, about 7x12 inches, 1/8 inch thick. Don't worry about perfection, it's supposed to look organic - go for a even thickness most of all.

Brush an inverted cookie sheet with olive oil (this will oil the first side of the pizza for the grill. Lift each piece on the grill and cool until the dough puffs and the understide is stiff and marked, about 5 minutes.

Flip the dough, brush with olive oil, spread with tomato sauce and top with mozzarella. Arrange the grilled veggies and roasted peppers on top. Cover and cook until the cheese melts, about 5 minutes.

Transfer pizza to a cutting board. To with meat, greens, basil and a drizzle of oil, S&P.

ENJOY!!! You won't regret it!

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