Thursday, July 17, 2014

How to Grill Pizza



This was originally published on July 19, 2010 on Cooking for Seven.

How To Grill Pizza | Buttered Side Up
Our family loves homemade pizza; but when the days grow more hot and humid, I just don’t feel like turning the oven to 500° for an hour or more. The solution: grilled pizza! Here’s the method I like to use.


How To Grill Pizza | Buttered Side Up
Make sure you have all your toppings ready. Preheat your grill on high. Roll your dough out thinly. Grease a piece of aluminum foil that’s a little larger than your dough. Transfer your dough to the foil and place on a pizza peel.


How To Grill Pizza | Buttered Side Up
Place the dough, foil side up, on the grill and carefully remove the foil. Close the grill, turn it down to medium-high, and cook until you have some nice grill marks, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the dough and cook just until set on the under side, about 30 seconds – 1 minute. Remove to a wire rack. Repeat with any remaining dough.


How To Grill Pizza | Buttered Side Up
Here’s a bit of magic: pressed garlic mixed with olive oil. It will make your pizza rock.


How To Grill Pizza | Buttered Side Up
Place the dough, with grill marks facing up, on your pizza peel. Brush with garlic oil. Add your favorite toppings. We like BBQ chicken pizza.


How To Grill Pizza | Buttered Side Up
Turn your grill down to medium. Carefully transfer the pizza to the grill. Shut the lid and cook until the toppings are hot and the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Be sure to check the pizza often or it will burn.


How To Grill Pizza | Buttered Side Up
Transfer to a pizza pan or peel. Cool slightly, cut, and serve.


Grilled Pizza
What You’ll Need:
  • Pizza dough
  • Your favorite toppings
  • Aluminum foil
  • Olive oil for greasing the foil
  • Tongs for turning the dough
  • Metal spatulas for transferring the dough to the grill
  • Garlic and olive oil
  • A pizza peel or pan
Directions:
1) Make sure you have all your toppings ready. Preheat your grill on high. Roll your dough out thinly. Grease a piece of aluminum foil a little larger than your dough. Transfer your dough to the foil and place on a pizza peel.
2) Place the dough, foil side up, on the grill and carefully remove the foil. Close the grill, turn in down to medium-high, and cook until you have some nice grill marks, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the dough and cook just until set on the under side, about 30 seconds – 1 minute. Remove to a wire rack. Repeat with any remaining dough.
3) Place the dough, with grill marks facing up, on your pizza peel. Brush with garlic oil. Add your favorite toppings. We like BBQ chicken pizza.
4) Turn your grill down to medium. Carefully transfer the pizza to the grill. Shut the lid and cook until the toppings are hot and the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Be sure to check the pizza often or it will burn. Transfer to a pizza pan or peel. Cool slightly, cut, and serve.


How To Grill Pizza | Buttered Side Up


How To Grill Pizza | Buttered Side Up

9 comments:

  1. Love this guide for grilling pizza!! I once had grilled pizza at a friends and have been wanting to recreate it ever since - your post is so helpful! Love all the step by step pictures!

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  3. The recipe link for the dough isn't working for me. Am I the only one?

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    1. Sorry about that - I fixed the link. :)

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  4. What's the purpose of the foil? I didn't quite understand that part. Thanks.

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    1. It was easiest way that I found of transferring the dough from the pizza peel directly onto the grill. The foil is fairly stiff so it will hold the shape of the dough, and it won't melt or catch on fire. If you'd like I suppose you could just flip the dough from the pizza peel onto the grill, but I'm not that skilled. :)

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