Monday, August 3, 2009

Pizza Margherita








My Basil Bush is out of control and I decided I better start using it, and what better way than to make a Margherita Pizza! My husband is a Pizza FREAK, seriously he could eat it every day, I on the other hand have eaten so much bad pizza (back when I actually had a career), that I can barely stand it.

If I had to pick a local favorite it would be Pizza Schmizza, theirs is amazing. My husband spent several of his formative years working for Giovanni's, a local pizza joint, so he knows how to throw em, I love watching! I am a pizza throwing pervert I guess!

When I was looking around yesterday I found this amazing blog and she explained in detail how to cook a pizza on a barbecue (which oddly enough we have never done), it worked out perfectly and her instructions were right on the money!

You will need:

1 ball of pizza dough (you can get them at Trader Joe's and New Seasons and even some grocery stores these days) one ball made 2 pizzas
1 large ripe tomato sliced
Basil leaves
good quality olive oil
salt and pepper
red pepper flakes (optional)
Fresh Mozarella Cheese, thickly sliced

Essentially you stretch your dough, brush on olive oil, grill olive oil side down, for a minute or two till crisp (in the meantime brush oil on the top side), flip and cook the 2nd side for a minute or two

Turn barbequeue to low low low

Bring inside and add the toppings

Place back on the grill until the cheese melts and it gets bubbly

16 comments:

Kelly said...

Wow...looks like your pizza turned out wonderful!! Yum! Glad the directions worked out and thanks for the mention!!!!! I am getting ready to create another tutorial for a tomato basil tart..so incredibly good it should be illegal!

Bethie said...

The pizza looks dynamite! I love very simple pizza with lots of flavor. I have a "window" basil that is taking over. I might have to follow your lead and make us a few.

Denise said...

Your tomatoes look amazing. I love margherita pizza!!!!!!!

Pam said...

Yum. This is my favorite flavor of pizza - yours looks wonderful. I really need to try grilling pizza.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

This is my absolute FAVORITE pizza on the planet. I'm not a pizza freak, except for this one. I really need to try it grilled-- so this Friday, is when I do a "Happy Hour" at home. My tomatoes are ripe and ready and my basil is doing great.
I can't wait for Friday!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Love, Love, Love grilled pizza. Make some pesto with that basil and smear on the next grilled pizza. YUM!

Debbie said...

The pizza looks delicious. I can jsut taste the basil!

Lynda said...

This looks seriously good...will have to try this as my family is pizza crazy!

burpandslurp said...

Pizza on a BBQ! Now that must be the BEST way to eat pizza ever!

Donna-FFW said...

Listen you pizza throwing pervert you, hahaha, this looks terrific. I have never had pizzas grilled, must get hubby to try. LOVER he toppings!

♥peachkins♥ said...

It looks like the perfect pizza!

Christina Kim said...

margherita is my faaaaaaaaave pizza, and on the grill!?? brilliant idea!!

Elra said...

The best and my family favorite pizza! Love the use of big slice tomatoes on your pizza~ Delicious.

The Blonde Duck said...

I really need to try barbecuing a pizza. It's like the two best things combined!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

YUM pretty much sums this up!! WOW I need to step up and do the pizza on the grill thing too!!

Spryte said...

Your pizza looks amazing!!! I think I'd burn it on my charcoal grill though =(

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