Super Bowl food just has to be fun and easy. Chili, wings, nachos, dips and pizza seem to be “required.” No, I am not planning a big gathering, but between kickoffs, touchdowns and those memorable commercials, the food has to be a part of the game plan. I am going to make a Deep Dish Chicago-Style Pizza. [Read more…]
Do you have a recipe that is just plain fun to make? Sure it tastes good, but the “doing” is a special part? For me, it is grilled pizza. It takes a little time, but it really is fun to make—and the eating is sublime. My husband, David and I share the task, share some conversation time, and then share a great meal. What else could you ask for?
Last weekend we made a grilled chicken and vegetable pizza. I made the pizza sauce and pizza crust while the chicken and vegetables grilled. Then, since the stone can’t go on a hot grill, you are forced to step away, relax, talk to each other, talk to the neighbors and finish your glass of wine.
When grilling pizza there isn’t an exact cooking time, so you experiment a little—and that to me is part of the fun. I use a gas grill with three burners. Put the pizza stone on a cold grill and allow them to preheat together. For the most even heat, I put the crust on the hot stone, cover the grill, and turn off the middle burner. This maintains a temperature in the grill of about 375° to 400°F. I flip the crust after 2 to 3 minutes—when the bottom crust is golden and crispy. Then, add the sauce, toppings and cheese quickly and cover the grill. Allow it to bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bottom crust is golden brown and baked. Thin and crispy crust, rustic in shape, and pure perfection to eat!