Now, I don’t know about you guys, but this winter has kicked my wimpy southern tail. We had not one, but two ice storms of epic proportions here in Georgia…and then just to pour a little salt in the wound that punk groundhog had to go and see his shadow. Jerk.
But you know what they say about southern weather, if you don’t like it… just wait and a day. Which is exactly why I jumped at the opportunity to fire up the grill and enjoy our beautiful spring like temps this weekend. And I didn’t grill just any old steak or burger…I grilled the yummiest thing you can put on a grill (or in your mouth for that matter): pizza.
If you have never had the pleasure of eating grilled pizza, take notes, because after one bite you will want this deliciousness on your plate every day, for every meal. And, you guys know me well enough to know that if I’m cooking this masterpiece up it has to be super simple.
Here’s what you’re gonna need:
1 cup warm water
1 packet of yeast
2-3 cups of flour
a pinch of salt
a pinch of sugar
Your favorite pizza sauce
1 1/2 cups of cheese
Your favorite pizza toppings (I used mushrooms, pepperoni, tomato, red onion and basil)
Here’s what you’re gonna do:
Combine the warm water, yeast, salt and sugar in a bowl. Stir and let sit for about 5 minutes to allow the yeast to bloom.
Next, add the flour a little bit at a time and knead until the dough is no longer sticky.
Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and set aside for a few hours to rise. The dough should double in size.
When you are ready to cook your pizza, remove the dough from the bowl and flour a cutting board big enough to roll the dough out on. Go ahead and pre heat your grill (you want it really hot when that dough hits it).
Roll the dough to desired thickness…or thinness.
Now for the fun part! Roll the dough onto your rolling pin and throw it on your hot grill!
Yup, directly on there… as long as you let your grill pre heat and you give the dough a couple minutes to cook I promise it wont stick. Lower your grill to medium heat and close the cover.
Let the dough cook for 2-3 minutes, just long enough to slightly cook the bottom and edges.
Flip the crust…I recommend using a big spatula.
We are final ready to make our pizza! Top with the sauce, cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, onion and tomato.
Close the cover and let cook another 5-6 minutes, or until the cheese is nice and melted and the crust is cooked.
Just don’t walk away cause it will burn pretty fast.
Remove from the grill and let cool for about 5 minutes.
Top with some basil and dig in!
Until next time, happy grillin!