This Pizza’s Made for Grillin’!

I’m trying to maximize every sunny evening by getting out the BBQ and grilling! I know I will really miss it when October and November roll around and it gets chilly by 7pm. Ah, those summer nights.

I suppose this summer I have really attacked grilling big pieces of meat. Big. Pieces. Of meat. Which has been fun, and let me tell ya – really tasty! But one thing I’ve really wanted to try is to grill pizza! So the challenge was set – I’d find a recipe for an appropriate dough, gather some ingredients and friends and grill away!

Luckily the mothership and I had visited a produce market earlier that day and I was loaded down with fresh veggies – including some beautiful baby eggplant and zucchini. They made a wonderful accompaniment to our pizza and an even more delicious antipasto-inspired salad for the next day.

(Right on the grill; 10 minutes on the grill)

But the pizza, ah yes, the pizza. It was good. Really good. The recipe can be found here – on the amazing Kitchn site. The link is for the entire dissection on grilling pizza, which includes a recipe for the thin crust dough. If you’re interested in grilling pizza, I highly recommend following their instructions. I amped up the crust a bit by adding some fresh and dried rosemary and thyme and of course, a generous pinch of lemon salt and freshly ground pepper. It made a world of a difference! The herbs infused their delicious oils and aromas into the dough which created the most delicious base to some summer fresh toppings and buffalo mozzarella! The herbs also add an extra element to the crust – making it less pizza and more like flatbread. I would be totally comfortable topping this with little oil and salt, cutting it into strips and serving it with some dip.

It was THAT good. The top and bottom were crispy with that slight chewiness and bite. Yum. And it took about 5 minutes to cook. Granted, they were small pizzas – but this is a manageable enough feat that you can eat a pizza while your next one cooks!

One tip the Kitchn site encourages (and I do too) is to push your dough out on an oiled surface. I used a cutting board and it made it easy to push out into shape and much easier on the grill. So have some olive oil and a brush handy.

Some of our goods:

(grilled peppers, fresh stripped corn, pesto, green onions, buffalo mozzarella)

In case you’re wondering, I was using the mothership’s awesome pimp camera. Oh yeah.

Advertisements

Categories: bbq, pizza

Author:bainvancouver

Communications specialist by day, baker/cook/triathlete/dog-owner by night. I blog about my adventures inside and outside my kitchen. Come take a look - no big whoop!

Subscribe

Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

One Comment on “This Pizza’s Made for Grillin’!”

  1. September 8, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog 😀 Do you have any particular recommendations for food trucks (or any other food, really) in Vancouver? Any can't misses? (I've had and LOVE Japadog..mmm, spicy cheese terimayo.) I'd love some insider tips 🙂

    P.S. I love your ice cream labels–too cute.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

life @ enhasa

I am slowly going crazy, 壹、貳、參、肆、伍、陸、 switch.

Italian Home Kitchen Blog

Italian Home Kitchen Blog

Beyond The Dough

Sharing my sweet kitchen adventures, with an eye on the Vancouver food scene.

Cooking Up The Pantry

Feeding a hungry family!

ice cream magazine

................... for lovers of ice cream. Your free on line magazine for sweet frozen treats. Recipes, inspiration, artisanal ideas for your delectation.

cheese and toast

When all else fails.

Dame Wallis

I've never watched a single episode of Mad Men and I don't intend to. But I'm glad you like it.

beyondpaisley

Empire of Groovy

Beer and Baking

Beer Reviewing and Baking Blog

this french farmhouse

{ food, wine, home & life }

Much a Munch

Living. Loving. Munching - A Sydney Food Blog

a whisk and a spoon

connoisseur of fine cake

Mama's A Rolling Stone

My adventures inside and outside of my kitchen. I like cookies.

Eater - All

My adventures inside and outside of my kitchen. I like cookies.

not martha

My adventures inside and outside of my kitchen. I like cookies.

Kitchn | Inspiring cooks, nourishing homes

My adventures inside and outside of my kitchen. I like cookies.

%d bloggers like this: