It is currently beyond iconically fall here in Dordrecht; crystal blue skies, temperatures floating somewhere in the low fifties, and trees sporting the most beautiful green-yellow-orange ombres. I don't think I've been this happy to walk and bike around town since Skirt Day.
I could go on and on about our incredible weather and my cozy wardrobe (and maybe I should, because this is a rare opportunity to gloat about Dutch weather) but I'll pass on that for now and get to the point - Grilled Pizza.
Why Grilled Pizza? Crispy, yet perfectly chewy pizza crust is why. If you're a fan of wood-fired pizza, you really need to try this. The grill gets much hotter than an oven and trust me, you can taste the difference. Pizzas cooked in very hot temperatures are the best pizzas. Bonus reasons include: a cleaner and cooler kitchen because you won't be using the oven and this method is surprisingly easy.
Ingredients (For My Version of a Margarita Pizza):
1 ball pizza dough (I used Trader Joe's ready made, but any kind will do)
1/2 cup of your favorite marinara sauce
Fresh mozzarella, sliced
Heriloom tomatoes, sliced
Fresh basil, chopped
1) Heat your grill to at least 500 degrees.
2) Have all ingredients ready and near the grill
3) Roll your dough out and brush both sides with olive oil
4) Place the olive oil-brushed dough on the grill and cook for about 3 minutes, with the lid of the grill off.
5) Using tongs and/or a spatula, flip the pizza - this should be easy and the pizza should not stick.
6) Top the pizza but don't go crazy - too many toppings won't cook well
7) Cook for 3-4 minutes and you're done!