Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza

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  • 6 oz
    pizza dough
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 c
    fontina cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp
    romano cheese, grated
  • 6 Tbsp
    canned tomatoes in heavy puree, chopped
  • 8
    basil leaves

How to Make Grilled Pizza


  1. Prepare a charcoal fire, setting the grill rack 3-4 inches above the coals.
  2. On a large oiled inverted cookie sheet, spread and flatten the pizza dough with your hands into a 10-12 inch free form circle, 1/8 inch thick, do not make a lip.
  3. You may achieve a rectangle rather than a circle; the shape is unimportant; do take care to maintain even thickness.
  4. When the fire is medium hot, use your fingertips to gently lift the dough by the two corners closest to you, and drape it onto the grill.
  5. Catch the loose edge on the grill first and guide the remaining dough into place over the fire.
  6. Within a minute the dough will puff slightly, the underside will stiffen, and grill marks will appear.
  7. Using tongs, immediately flip the crust over, onto the coolest part of the grill.
  8. Quickly brush the grilled surface with olive oil.
  9. Scatter the garlic and cheeses over the dough and spoon dollops of tomato over the cheese. Do not cover the entire surface of the pizza.
  10. Finally, drizzle the pizza with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil.
  11. Slide the pizza back toward the hot coals, but not directly over them.
  12. Using tongs, rotate the pizza frequently so that different sections receive high heat; check the underside often to see that it is not burning.
  13. The pizza is done when the top is bubbly and the cheese melted, about 6-8 minutes.
  14. Serve at once topped with the basil leaves and additional olive oil if desired.

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