Grilled Pizza

May is National BBQ Month ... and there's so much you can grill beyond hamburgers and hot dogs. It is possible to get gourmet pizza at home on the grill.  On the grill, you're able to get the temps you need for a premium pizza.

There will be a neighborhood BBQ Fest at your local Ace Hardware from 11-2 on Saturday, May 5th - grilling demos, food, giveaways and more! 

Recipe for Grilled Pizza

Ingredients

Measure   Ingredient                                         Prep Notes      

8-10 oz         Pizza Dough                                                  Fresh or defrosted

2 fl oz           Sauce, Pesto, Sun Dried Tomato                                                

¼ cup           Cheese, Mozzarella/Parm Blend           50/50 Blend, Shredded

4 slices         Prosciutto, Sliced                                        Cut into 1/2 “ Strips

6 Spears       Asparagus, Jumbo                                      Cut into Tips & Stalk

1 ea              Shallot, Medium                                             Peeled & Shaved thin

4-5 oz           Goat Cheese, Crumbled                                                                                 

1 ea              Tomato, Roma, Sliced

1 tsp             Fishy Fishy, 5280 Culinary                                                                                                                                                   

 

Prep Directions:

  • See above for all prep directions – under Prep Notes

  • For the pizza peel we use a 70/30 blend of flour and corn meal to help keep pizza from sticking and help it slide onto the pizza stone easier. We use about ½ Tbsp per pizza, onto the pizza peel.

Cooking Notes:

  • The lid/cover should be closed when the pizza is cooking

    • Only removed to load, unload and rotate the pizza

 

Cooking Directions:

  • Preheat your Grill to slate temp of 650-700 degrees
  • When stone is preheated, we recommend keeping the temperature at the same setting to help ensure consistent temp and easy recovery during cooking
  • Building the pizza – this process should take 1-2 minutes max
    • Fast building will ensure the dough doesn’t get wet (from toppings) and stick
  • Allow the dough to soften at room temp for approx. 15 minutes from the fridge
  • Hand stretch the dough to a very thin dough and place onto the floured pizza peel
  • Top as follows:
    • Pesto Sauce
    • Parm/Mozz cheese mixture
    • Prosciutto, Sliced
    • Asparagus, Tips and Stalk pieces (no woody party of stalk)
    • Shallots, Shaved
    • Goat Cheese, Crumbled
    • Sliced Roma Tomatoes
  • Open the lid/cover and load the pizza onto the middle of the pizza stone, close lid/cover
  • Keep the temperature at the same setting to help ensure consistent temp and easy recovery during cooking
  • After 30-45 seconds, open the door and slowly put the pizza peel under the pizza
  • Rotate the pizza 180 degrees and cook the other side of the pizza, approx. 45-60 minutes
  • Continue to cook the pizza to your desired doneness – Process should take approx. 1 more minutes
    • Close lid/cover
  • Open the lid/cover and remove from the oven onto the pizza peel
  • Slide onto your cutting board and cut into 8-10 slices or into squares
  • Garnish with the fresh chopped parsley
  • Pizza can be made using par baked pizza dough, or store bought fresh dough
    • For par baked pizza dough, reduce cooking time to 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling

Grills / Grill Gear Used:

  • Uuni3 Wood Fired Oven Ace SKU – 8960189

 

Shopping List (Products Used):

  • Fishy Fishy, 5280 Culinary                     Ace SKU – 8561938
  • Pellets, Texas Beef Blend                         Ace SKU – 8592297
  • Lighter, Looftlighter                                 Ace SKU – 8205973
  • Pizza Dough, 8-10 oz wt                          Fresh, Check local grocery store/market
  • Sauce, Pesto, red tomato Check local grocery store/market
  • Cheese, Parm/Mozz Blend Check local grocery store/market
  • Prosciutto, Fresh                                       Check local grocery store/market
  • Asparagus, Fresh                                       Check local grocery store/market
  • Shallots, Medium Check local grocery store/market
  • Cheese, Goat, Crumbled Check local grocery store/market
  • Tomatoes, Roma Check local grocery store/market

 

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