Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Margherita Pizza

Last night we were under a tornado watch, the wind was blowing like crazy, and it smelled like rain. And I decided it was a good time to fire up the grill and make some pizza.

Boy am I glad I did! I dubbed it Deliciousness from the Grill on Facebook.

And guess what? It's so easy you're going to be mad you didn't think of it.

1 package whole wheat pizza dough (I buy mine at Whole Foods)
3 T butter
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 package burrata, sliced
4 vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced
Basil, torn into bite-sized pieces
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar

Fire up the grill (I like mine as hot as possible). While it's heating up, roll out the dough and place on a pizza stone. When the grill is ready, put the dough on and cook for four or five minutes. You don't want the dough to be fully cooked, but you do want it to begin firming up.

In the meantime, melt the butter and add the garlic.

Take the dough off the grill and spread the butter/garlic sauce over the dough. Add the tomatoes, burrata, and basil. Using your thumb, place it over the olive oil spout and sprinkle over the pizza. Do the same with the vinegar. Add salt and pepper (about 2 tsp of each).

Return the pizza to the grill and cook 8-10 minutes.

Now I'm hungry again.