How to Make Grilled Pizza

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Includes a great basic pesto recipe below.

You don’t need to buy a pizza stone so that you can bake pizzas. Your grill will do the trick. In fact, grilled pizzas are a delight.

Here’s how to make a grilled pizza:

You can either make your own pizza dough or buy pre-made. You’ll also need some flour, olive oil and whatever toppings you want to use.

For this pizza, we made a simple pesto, and topped the pizza with some sautéed fresh hedgehog mushrooms (although any wild mushrooms will do), browned onions, fresh mozzarella and buffalo sausage.

How to Make Pesto
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The below isn’t necessarily a classic pesto recipe, however, it is simple and tasty. Add to a vita-mix or food processor the following: a handful of fresh basil leaves (or more), a half-cup pine nuts, the juice of half a lemon, a half cup of grated parmigiano reggiano cheese, and salt & pepper to taste. Turn on the blender or food processor, until ingredients are roughly chopped. Then turn on the processor or blender and slowly drizzle in oil until you have a smooth sauce. That’s it. Now you have pesto.

Sauteed Hedgehogs
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Add some butter to a pan over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add hedghogs and sauté until they have released their liquid.

Preparing the Sausage
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Slice the bison sausage (or whatever kind of game sausage that you like) into ½ inch slices. Add some olive or grapeseed oil to a saute pan over medium heat. Brown the sausage on all sides.

How to Grill a Pizza

Make sure the grill is well oiled and pre-heat to medium. Roll out some pizza dough on a board or counter that is dusted with flour. Oil one side of the dough generously…that oiled side is to go down first. Put the dough oiled-side down on the grill. Brush the upward facing side generously with oil. Once the bottom is nice and crusty, flip it over.

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Build the pizza right on the grill. Spread the pesto. And, then top with mozzarella, browned onions, buffalo sausage and hedgehog mushrooms.

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When the bottom is crispy and the cheese is melted, the pizza is done. Transfer it to a cutting board, slice and enjoy.

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One Response to “How to Make Grilled Pizza”

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    Erina says:

    This looks incredible!

    Here’s another fave recipe of mine for grilled pizza.

    Zucchini Pizza with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Olive Tapenade that is…

    http://wp.me/puWta-6x