How to Make Pizza Over A Grill
Publisher： YRYM HT
Grill and pizza, I mean what? That doesn’t make any sense, they don’t belong together, what will the people say? Well, not until you try it. There are a variety of ways to make pizza nowadays, and one increasingly popular method is making your pizza over a grill.
Being one of the most popular and consumed food item in the world, pizza is a passion rather than a snack. With its origin from Italy, pizza has been made indigenous by almost every country in the world. With a variety of recipes and cooking methods, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that pizza is being made over a grill with a copper grill mat.
You see, the hotter the oven, the better the pizza, just don’t burn it. And luckily for us, the grills can get pretty hot rather quickly. This recipe will show you how to make a pizza over a grill with a copper grill mat.
1. Get the pizza dough of your choice. It could be homemade or purchased from the market.
2. Prepare the dough by first sprinkling flour on the pan to shape the dough. It could be traditionally round or you can use a square dish if you prefer. Just make sure that the dough isn’t too runny or too dry.
3. After the dough has been shaped and the underside has been floured, set the grill on medium high heat and put a copper grill mat on the grate. A copper grill mat can prevent from sticking. Then apply the oil of your choice (vegetable oil preferred) on the non stick grill mat with an oiling brush.
4. Place the dough carefully on the non stick grill mat and let the underside cook for 3-4 minutes. This is to shape the bread for easy maneuvering over the grill. Don’t overcook the underside, that is where you’ll be putting your toppings.
5. After the underside has obtained a light brown color and the upper surface is showing some signs of firmness, flip the bread over.
6. Now you get to play. Choose the toppings of your choice to decorate your pizza.
7. Start with applying a thin layer of olive oil to the flipped underside, then a layer of pizza/tomato sauce along with other toppings like cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, gouda, ricotta, etc. Additionally you may sprinkle some parmesan), vegetables (onion, mushrooms, tomatoes, olives, bell pepper, etc.), and meat (pepperoni, sausages, beef or chicken bites, bacon, etc.).
8. Cover the grill and let the pizza cook for another 3-5 minutes on medium high heat.
9. After the said time has elapsed, check the now underside and see if it has been cooked thoroughly and obtained that brown/charred texture.
10. Keep an eye on the toppings as well. If the toppings aren’t done yet like cheese hasn’t melted or the overside needs more time to cook, lower the heat of the grill and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes.
11. When done, remove the pizza using tongs and place it over a cutting board.
12. Sprinkle some freshly minced rosemary and parmesan. Cut into even slices and serve.
Have fun with this simple yet scrumptious pizza recipe made over a grill.