Thursday, June 05, 2008
Grilled Pizzas at Home, Trial 1
I'm not a big fan of hot weather, but I really do enjoy grilling on our new Weber Q.
Not long ago, I received a copy of Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas by Craig W. Priebe with Dianne Jacob. It inspired me to make the pizza shown above, topped with sauteed onions, spinach, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and vegetarian cheese.
I used Priebe's Basic Grilled Pizza Dough recipe, and was very impressed with its grillability. It came out exactly as he explained it would in his detailed photos and directions. I was very happy that he gave step-by-step instructions because I've made pizzas in such a variety of ways, except grilled, and his was different.
As you can see from the upskirt, I got some great grill marks from the Weber. The pizza crust was thin (although I used the thicker crust variation from the cookbook) and crispy. It was a bit overpowered by the burnt grill taste, but otherwise, I enjoyed it.
I also made a simpler version with my tomato sauce and shredded real milk cheeses. It did not compare to the one with the sauteed veggies. Although I didn't try a recipe for one of the gorgeous combinations he supplies in the book (lovely photos), I'm glad I gave his basic dough a shot. It gave me the courage to try something different (and tasty) on my grill.
Posted by Deb Schiff at 2:38 PM