Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Grilled Pizza with Mozzarella

Grilled pizza appeals to me because it seems easy to cook. This recipe uses a simple tomato sauce, very few spices, relying on the simplicity of the smoke from the grilling for the flavor.

Recipe by Kristine Gasbarre of DuBois, PA

Pomodoro Sauce:

  • 5 Roma (plum) tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 teapsooon sea or kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pizza:

  • 1 (10-ounce) premade thin pizza crust
  • 1 1/2 cups Pomodoro Sauce
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/8-inch slices
  • Coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 1. Combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan. Let stand 10 minutes. Place over low heat; simmer until tomatioes are tender and mixture is thick, 20 to 40 minutes.

    2. Prepare grill.

    3. Place pizza crust on grill rack and cook directly over medium flame until lightyl browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Flip. Spread Pomodoro Sauce on crust and top with mozzarella slices. Grill, with lid closed, until the bottom side of the crust is browned and the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Scatter with basil.

    4. Carefully remove from grill with two large spatulas. Serves 6.

    Source: "American Profile", December 6-12, 2009