Grilled Pizza Recipe - Supersonic Fast

(public domain)
(public domain)

Grilled Pizza Is Fast and Delicious

The Pizza Base

Grilling pizza outside on the patio grill or inside on your built-in stove-top grill is faster than baking and provides a different type of enjoyable flavors and textures. The trick to the speed is to have the pizza dough prepared ahead of time and frozen.

Remove the individually frozen pizza dough portions and let them thaw prior to grilling. This can be done by removing the number that you need from the freezer in the morning to the refrigerator. They should be thawed by lunchtime and certainly for dinner.

Pizza dough can be purchased ready-made from several pizza shops and form the frozen food cases of many grocery stores. In addition, a third option is to make your own and one recipe for that is provided below.

The Pizza Toppings

Slice any toppings you are going to use on a grilled pizza THINLY. This is advisable, because the pizza crust will cook very quickly and if the toppings are thick, they will be cool or raw when the crust is finished cooking. For extra flavor and further reduction of vegetable cooking times, saute raw vegetable toppings before adding to your pizza base.

If you're following Green Cuisine, beans and pulses are a delicious addition to pizza - bean sprouts are very tasty when grilled and you do not have to saute them first: sprouts from mung beans or soy beans, for example.

The Pizza Construction Process

When baking a pizza, toppings and sauces are usually added to the pizza base and then the whole item is placed into the oven. However, construction for grilling is performed differently and it is begun on the grill itself.

To accomplish this, first pre-heat the grill. Next, put a rolled-out flat of pizza round or oval on the grill top. Cook it until you can see definite sear marks on the bottom of the base.

Flip the dough over and then add the toppings, including sauce, cheeses, vegetables, meats, and whatever else you might enjoy. Remember that if you pile toppings high, they will not cook by the time the crust is done; leaving the pizza on the grill longer to cook overloaded-vegetables will burn the crust.

Also recall that the second side of a crust cooks faster than the first side - because it cooks openly halfway through the thickness to be done - the first side was raw on both sides when you started. Something with many pancakes and even meats.

Bean Sprouts.
Bean Sprouts.

Greens

Asparagus is a nice addition to this recipe as well.
Asparagus is a nice addition to this recipe as well.

Fast Green and White Pizza

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Ball of already prepared Pizza Dough, warmed to room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and enough extra to use in the grilling process and drizzling over the finished product.
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper or Ground Red Pepper
  • 1 Large Leek or several Scallions, trimmed and cut into thinly sliced circles.
  • 6 Cups of Chopped Fresh Greens: kale is great, but also use Swiss chard or fresh spinach. Use a combination of greens, if you like.
  • A pinch of salt and freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • 2 Cups shredded Gouda Cheese or your favorite cheeses that respond well to grilling.

Slice thin, if you add peppers.
Slice thin, if you add peppers.

DIRECTIONS

  • Clean and sterilize your kitchen counter top work area.
  • Lightly flour the counter top and use your hands to flatten the ball of pizza dough.
  • Cut the dough in halves and use a rolling pin to roll each half into a 10-inch oval. Place them on oiled baking pans, or use cooking spray.
  • Put a damp, but not wet, clean kitchen towels over the dough and leave the ovals to raise.
  • In a heavy skillet, use medium-high heat to heat the oil.
  • When the oil is hot, add the garlic, red pepper, and the leek or scallions.
  • Saute the vegetable until tender and just beginning to have a golden brown cast.
  • Next, add all the greens and saute and toss until wilted but not soggy - about 4.5 to 5 minutes.
  • Season the greens with salt and pepper to taste and place them into to a large bowl.
  • Preheat a grill with medium-high heat.
  • Assemble all of your ingredients near the grill top so that you can access them quickly. You will not have a lot of time.
  • First, drizzle Olive oil over the top of each pizza oval and use a pastry brush to coat ovals evenly. You do not need a lot of oil.
  • Lift the dough from pans and place the pizza ovals on the grill, oil-coated side down.
  • Grill the ovals until the dough is just slightly brown and the bottom is covered with clear grill searing marks. This takes just under 2 minutes.
  • Drizzle olive oil over of each oval, then turn them over on the grill with tongs, taking care not to tear the ovals.
  • Use these tongs to distribute 1/2 of the greens you have prepared over the tops of the ovals.
  • Next, add 1 cup of shredded cheese, distributing it over the tops of both ovals covered with greens.
  • Close the cover of the grill and let process for 3 minutes. Check after 1.5 minutes to make sure the pizzas are not burning. The bottoms of the ovals should be golden brown and cheese melted on top when the pizzas are done.
  • Remove the pizzas form the grill to two serving plates and drizzle each again with a little olive oil for added flavor.

Pizza Dough

Make this recipe ahead of time and freeze the ball of pizza dough until you need it.

INGREDIENTS AND CONSTRUCTION

Makes two or more individual-size pizza bases.

  • 3/4 Cup warm Water
  • Add 1 standard packet Yeast and stir.
  • Add 1 Teaspoon of Sugar or a sugar substitute that bakes well (not all do - Sugar Twin is good).
  • Let the yeast sit 5-10 minutes to bubble up and then place into a bowl and add 2.5 Cups all purpose or whole wheat Flour.
  • Add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and mix with oiled hands.
  • If too dry or if mealy in texture, add a bit more water and form the dough into a ball thaty is smooth.
  • Place dough into a large clean bowl that has been lightly oiled.
  • Roll the ball to coat in oil and let it sit, covered with a clean damp cloth until doubled in size (anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour).

Grilling "Grate" Pizza

© 2008 Patty Inglish

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solarshingles 8 years ago from london

Patty, I still vividly remember my 'the best pizze' ever in Italy...nyama

but, I could try to do one by myself, maybe...it looks delicious, though


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rodney southern 8 years ago from Greensboro, NC

Excellent! This sounds wonderful. Love it!


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

I have a grill set up right outside the kitchen door and I even use it in the winter occasionally. I hope you both enjoy this recipe! The hardest part is perhaps not to drop the dough or crumple it before you get to the grill. LOL

Thanks for reading my Hub, solarshingles and rodney!


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Andy Xie 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mmm... loving the pictures!

Darn, now I'm hungry.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Hi Andy! - If you have some pizza dough handy, you can eat this pizza pretty quick. If not, eat something else quick before you starve. :)


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Just_Rodney 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

Great one, enjoy pizza myself.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Good - I hope you like this recipe. :)


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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Patty, I'm a pizza fiend and this is something completely new! You KNOW I'll be trying this at the first opportunity.

Thanks!


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Wbisbill 8 years ago from Tennessee USA

Great new idea for me. Can't wait to try!

Grace and Peace


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Constant Walker - I really hope you like this one! Have a great, restful Holiday!

Hi Wbisbill - Let me know how you like it. Be blessed.


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stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Hi Pattty - I love homemade pizza recipes. This looks easy and delicious. We will try it this long holiday weekend. Thanks! Steph


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Myself Neeraj 8 years ago from Haryana {INDIA}

Great one

i will try to make it


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Uninvited Writer 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Sounds like a great pizza :)


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dutch84 8 years ago

this is the most delicious hub I have read thus far...

P.S. How do you get Yahoo! news bulletins on your page?


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

dutch84 - I just add the "news" capsule and the Yahoo comes up automatically.

Steph! -- I do hope you like this pizza! I think it is delicious - I like scallions, some kale, and some thinly sliced fresh mushrooms and red peppers.

Myself Neeraj - thanks for reading this Hub and posting a reply! I hope you enjoy the recipe.

Univited Writer! -- I think it's great. Not everyone wants greens on a pizza, though - they can always use over vegetables. Soemtimes greens are good for me, sometimes I want lots of onions an dmushrooms.

Now I'm hungry.

Happy Memorial Day and Happy Monday to those not celebrating it! :)

Patty


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Patty! Will try grill pizza in the next couple of days. My 'college' student is home for a few days before she heads for her internship. So this recipe is something i haven't tried yet. We'll let you know.

great hub regards Zsuzsy


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

WONDERFUL - Pizza AND an internship!

Love to you all,

Patty


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Decrescendo 8 years ago

Looks Great. Now I’m hungry


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Yes, I had to go home and make one the other evening. It was good, if I do say so myself. :)


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Chef Jeff 8 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

My mom-in-law in Spain has a beehive oven in her house in her village, Valdesimonte, in the mountains north of Madrid. We often cook a pizza-like round, flat bread with bits of lamb, herbs we picked fresh in the hills around town, mushrooms we picked ourselves, tomatoes we picked in the garden and olives we bought in the local market. (Olives don't grow where they live)

Anyway, it's a feast that makes my mouth water like a Pavlovian dog! Woof! I love pizza!


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Can i live in a small tent on the very edge of her property so that I can at least smell this delight? Lamb cooked properly is delicious. I've had burnt lamb -bnot good.


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

I like pizza but its too fattening. I can't stop at just a slice.

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