Saturday, June 06, 2009

Grilled Pizza!


I have always wanted to try grilling pizza but was afraid of the outcome. Plus I never had a nice grill. 

I finally got a nice grill and the guts to try grilling pizza and it was a success!

First I started by grilling a piece of chicken. While the chicken was on the grill, I prepared the toppings:
  • Fresh basil from my basil plant
  • Fresh spinach from Trader Joe's
  • Chopped onion
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Black olives
  • Cherry tomatoes from Trader Joe's
  • Tomato sauce (my recipe)
  • Garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
I cheated by using pizza dough already made from Trader Joe's (yes, I love this place). I rolled it out and made two mini pizzas. I gathered everything and took it outside (including a bottle of wine and some jazz music). Once the chicken was done, I took it off the grill and let it cool on a cutting board. I sprayed the grill down with olive oil cooking spray. Then I took a little cornmeal and sprinkled it on both sides of the pizza dough. I carefully placed the dough on the grill making sure the dough was not sliding down the grate. 

Then I enjoyed some wine. ($3.99 bottle of red zin that was good from Trader Joe's.)

Once the dough started to bubble, I carefully flipped it to the other side. You'll want to take your time or you could loose your pizza. Once the dough was done, I took it off the grill. My husband and I prepared our own pizzas. He used sauce, cheese, olives, spinach, basil and chicken. I used olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spinach, basil, tomatoes, cheese and chicken. We threw them on the grill for about 5 more minutes, until the cheese melted. It was so good!


7 comments:

My name is April. said...

YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sara said...

Yummy! I need to try this. I heard of it last week and really wanted to try it. Now I am glad to see it actually works.

Pink-CJ said...

Interesting. I probably would have lost the pizza. Man, you really did make that pizza from scratch. Can u come make one for me? I don't have the patience! LOL!

Jairay said...

I haven't done grilled pizza in a while. Thanks for reminding me. That sounds so good right now!

Michele Montecalvo said...

I was at TJ's today, they said they only have the premade dough. Hmmmmm.

Michele
Sal & Enzo's Mommy

PS. I think you should go back on O and tell your positive end of the story!

Keri said...

Oh wow, these sound delicious. I'll have to try them soon!!

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

YUM they look gorgeous.