Grilled pizza is one of those things that you hear about, but have never tried. When you really think about it, making a pizza on the grill makes sense. It simulates a brick oven and let's face it...brick oven pizzas ROCK!! So a fast, super easy way to recreate a Brick oven pizza? Here it is. Say good-bye to take out and frozen pizza. This is how its done...
First... the sauce. I like to make these first because while the dough is rising and cooking all the flavors in my sauce can come together.
3-4 Grilled Roma tomatoes. (you can grill these with your vegetables. They do take a little longer. You want them GRILLED... Charred a little, but not where the skin isn't mostly intact any longer.)
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped basil
Salt to taste
1 8-12 ounce can tomato sauce
1 6 ounce can tomato paste
1/4 cup chopped basil
1 Table spoon minced garlic
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
Red pepper flakes to taste
Cayenne pepper to taste
Combine tomato sauce, paste, basil, and garlic together in a bowl. Keep stirring until it becomes all one thickness. Next start adding your spices a little at a time until it satisfies your taste. I like to add about 1/4 teaspoon cayenne and 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes... but I like my sauce ZESTY! This sauce is great because it is just like your traditional pizza sauce.
Now... The dough (taken from Smitten Kitchen). This will make two medium-sized pizzas.
3 cups flour (can replace up to half of this with whole wheat flour)
2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 cup lukewarm water (may need up to 1 or 2 tablespoons more)
2 tablespoon olive oil
Now all you have to do is cut... eat... and enjoy!
Do take caution.... I am almost required to make homemade pizza once a week... It's really. THAT. good.