How To Make a Perfect Pizza on the Grill
I spend most of my summer out at camp and do almost all the cooking on the gas grill. Grilling is how camp is done but it can be tricky trying to make favorites that aren't traditionally cooked on the grill like pizza. I found a recipe for the perfect grilled pizza on thekitchn.com and it works. They key is that you have to move fast!
Grab yourself a ball of dough, sauce, cheese and any toppings you want. I recommend picking up the Portland Pie Company pizza dough and toppings you'll find in the deli section of Hannaford Supermarkets.
Your grill needs to be really hot. Close the lid and let it heat up to at least 550. Make sure it's nice and clean because any debris in the bottom with any bit of fat on it will burst into flames.
Roll your dough out but make sure it's not too thick or it will take too long to cook. Brush one side of the dough with olive oil and put it olive oil side down on the grill. Now coat the face up side of the dough with olive oil as well. Cook the dough for 3 minutes with the lid open.
Now comes the part where you need to move fast. Have all your toppings ready and flip the dough with a pair of thongs or spatula and quickly put on your sauce, cheese and toppings. Move fast, because it's cooking as you do this.
Now close the lid and let it cook for 3 to 5 more minutes, checking occasionally to make sure the dough isn't burning. When the cheese is nicely melted. You're done. Move it to a cooler part of the grill if you like, or take it off and set it aside to cool and you'll get this.
Sure it isn't a perfect circle, but if you can make that happen you're a pro. Me, not so much. However, it is definitely delicious!