Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pizza on the Grill

Last night, we finally bit the bullet and did something we've wanted to do for a long time: grilled our pizza! It was fabulous. Even though there was gale-force winds outside, and the grill kept going out, we still had one of the best pizzas we've ever had. We were in a hurry because of time constraints, and I didn't get the dough as thin as I would have liked, but it was still good. I can't wait to do it again when we have more time, are more relaxed, and there is nicer weather. I also want to get better pictures- we were in a hurry to eat, and it was getting dark outside, so no great pics. Another reason to do it again!

For the crust, we used this recipe from I used one cup of whole wheat flour, and 2 tablespoons of pesto instead of the basil. I followed the directions for grilling found on that recipe. I made two pizzas, and first we layed on some garlic-infused olive oil. (We used a really good quality Portuguese olive oil... it's yummy). Next went on two kind of cheeses made in the Azores: Queijo da Ilha (it means "Island Cheese" and it has a wonderful, mild, buttery flavor and texture. It reminds me of fontina.) The other cheese we used was Graciosa cheese, a stronger, nuttier ivory-colored cheese from the island of Graciosa. Then, we scattered on some Portuguese green olives, and on top of that went the Presunto- Portugal's Prosciutto. I had lightly browned in it a skillet first. This pizza was very flavorful, and the toppings were all from mainland Portugal or the Azores.

On the second pizza, I used my homemade pesto as a sauce, which was delicious. Then we used the two Azores cheese, more presunto, and some fresh cherry tomatoes.


HoneyB said...

Looks great Dish. I am not cooking tonight so I wish you were here to feed this to us! LOL

LadyJayPee said...

Oh yum! I've gotta make grilled pizza again soon!

The Stumbler said...

Cooking, travel and more, you got me by the title of your blog... and that pizza looks delicious!

Linda said...

I told Hubby about your pizza & he wants to try some! You're so lucky on those local ingredients. The cheese looks amazing.

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Mariel said...

That looks so good! You've got quite a few I want to try!