Thursday, May 22, 2008

Grilled Pizza???

I've have been seeing this concept on many blogs over the past few weeks and keep meaning to give it a try, but things have been a little hectic lately. For one, I went into pre-term labor this past weekend and had to go to the hospital to get those contractions to stop so this baby will have a little more baking time. Contrary to what my husband believes, my tummy does not function like a turkey; just because my belly button has popped out doesn't mean the baby is done cooking!

I am now getting back into the swing of things and decided I would try out this concept of grilled pizza tonight. As you know, I am a big fan of grilling since it keeps the heat outside where it belongs and not inside my house where I am trying to keep it a decent temperature without breaking the bank. Yes, I am the air conditioning nazi. (Just for the record, I am the same way with the heat in the winter. I do not discriminate against seasons)

I made my stand-by no yeast pizza dough and got all my toppings ready to take out to the grill. For me, it was alfredo and pesto sauce with mozzarella, parmesan, pesto-jack, and smoked gouda. I just ran across the pesto-jack at a local grocery store and just HAD to try it out. It did not dissapoint!

I'm sure you don't have to think real hard to know what Taylor had on his pizza. :)

I am now one of grilled pizza's biggest fans. The crust was crispy on the outside and soft inside, with a slight smokiness from the grill. It is my new favorite way to have pizza. You do have to be pretty organized though.

I made the dough and got the crusts rolled out. I then sprayed the grill with olive oil and got it heating up. I gathered my toppings and headed out to the grill. Throw the pizza dough on the grill for about 5 minutes, until the side on the grill is firm and has nice grill marks.

Flip the pizza and add your toppings. Close the lid and let the pizza grill until the cheese is melted. This all happens really quickly so that is why you want to have your toppings out at the grill with you.


deLa said...

i did not know logan tried to move out! im glad you are ok!

im also glad you tried this first! ive been wanting to but didnt want to ruin the pizza. but you make it look easy so im gonna try it!

That Girl said...

Call the wardens! One of the prisoners has tried to escape! He has some time left on his sentence and there is no chance for a parole this early on.

Meanwhile, I love that your grilled pizzas are just as misshapen as mine always come out!

Patsyk said...

Your pizzas look great! I hope to make them often this summer since they really are so easy!

Jaime said...

Yes, the prisoner must stay confined a little longer. :) At least 2 more weeks hopefully.

And I prefer to think of the pizzas as rustic. LOL! I mean, what is the fun in round pizza's??

Erin said...

I'll definately be trying this tonight for Friday Night Pizza! Whenever we grill out Todd always throws on a couple of flour tortillas with cheese for a snack while our dinner cooks!

deLa said...

oh... what temp did you put the grill on?

Jaime said...

I think it was around 400 degrees. I just pre-heated the grill and set it on high. It probably waivered between 350 and 400 since I kept the lid open a lot.

Nicole said...

YUM!!! Great. I love grilled pizza. I have been doing it for years. Sometimes w/ a group and everyone does their own toppings. I also use my panini press for the dough sometimes then put it on a cookie sheet and finish in the oven!