Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thin Crust Grilled Pizza

Thin Crust Grilled Pizza

I made this delicious thin crispy crust pizza for my brother's heritage day at school. Since this was a last minute cooking project, we didn't make our dough, but used fresh dough from the local market. This a quick and easy dinner, lunch, or even individual portioned or cut for appetizers!

1 lb pizza dough
2 cups of Quick Chunky Marinara
8 oz of Mozzarella cheese (smoked mozzarella would be good too)
1/4 Pecorino Romano

Quick Chunky Marinara

1 can of crushed tomatoes
5 cloves of chopped garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
5 Leaves of fresh basil
season with salt and pepper

Quick Chunky Marinara

1. Heat pot with olive oil and cook garlic for a few minutes, until golden brown.

2. Add crushed tomatoes, salt and pepper. Let simmer for 10 minutes

3. Add basil and continue cooking for about 10 more minutes.

Assembling the Pizza:

1. Place pizza dough in a bowl covered with a towel. Let it rest there in a warm place about 45 minutes.

2. After rested, punch the dough and begin to roll out from the center to the edges until thin.

3. Time for the grill! Place pizza on grill and give it a light olive oil brushing. Cook on low for 4-6 minutes, until grill marks appear.

4. Flip over the crust and brush top side lightly with olive oil.

5. Pour on sauce and spread. Add cheese and any other toppings you desire.

6. After another few minutes, check the bottom of the crust for grill marks and for cheese to melt. The pizza is ready to remove, cool, and best of all, eat!

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