Grilled pizza. On the gas grill pizza! As many of you know I got a huge Kitchen Aid Mixer Professional 600 yesterday. WOW. Love it! I wanted to use it to make something special for it's first run. I decided on grilled pizza because it has been so hot that I didn't want to heat up the house with cookies or cakes. Plus grilled pizza just kicks ass anyways.
I used the Kitchen Aid recipe for Crusty Pizza dough but use your favorite dough recipe.
olive oil to for the grate
dough for pizza
your choice of sauce and toppings
Pre heat the grill for 10 minutes or so
meanwhile assemble your toppings grill side, have all prep work done
scrape down the grate so it is clean
reduce one side to low heat and keep the other burner(s) on high
dip a clean paper towel in the olive oil with a pair of tongs
rub it on the grill 3-5 times to really oil it up, grease your hands too
grab some dough and quickly make a round-ish shape and slap it on the grill
you have about 5 seconds to make any adjustments in dough shape then it's too late
close the grill lid for 2-3 minutes
then add your toppings
continue cooking until the bottom browned nicely and the cheese is melted
mine took about 10 minutes tonight but you just have to watch them, carefully
I made a plain cheese for the little boys and ours was fresh basil and spinach pesto with grilled chicken, tomatoes and feta. To. Die. For.
using the Kitchen Aid
Is that gorgeous or what?
One more shot
The bottom crust
And for a huge surprise my teenage son called me from his job to tell me "clear your schedule Thursday, I'm taking you out to dinner" Um whoa? Who abducted my child and left his one?