Pizza on the Barbie
May 25, 2009 § 15 Comments
What an enjoyable weekend it has been. We had a couple of moments to lay in the hammock, which was SO nice. We also went for a short bike ride to see if my knee could take it. While avoiding the big hills and riding around our neighborhood, it wasn’t too bad. I’ll have to ease into the big hills. And… we made pizza on the grill.
We may not ever make pizza in the oven again! The barbeque grill is the way to go, I think. We used the pizza dough recipe from Steven Raichlen’s BBQ USA cookbook. It’s a little bit wetter dough and included molasses and whole wheat. It almost looked like a pita bread as it was cooking.
The key to making pizza on the grill is to have two cooking zones: a hot one and a medium one. This is easy to do on a gas grill with two burners. I suppose on a charcoal grill, you would have to spread out the briquettes in such a way to make one side hotter than the other.
We rolled out the dough on a floured surface, brushed the grill with olive oil and plopped the dough right on top of the grill on the hot side. It only takes a minute or two. Once that side is cooked, flip the dough over and move it to the medium side and put on your favorite pizza toppings. Close the lid and in less than 5 minutes your pizza will be done!
My favorite was the tomato, basil, feta pizza. But we also used up some left-over taco meat for a taco pizza, and some left-over chicken for a chicken, olive, feta pizza. Use whatever you like. You can’t go wrong, really!