One of my best friends Mary popped over for dinner last week and we made one of my all time favorite summer meals: pizza on the grill. It's easy and a great meal to make for a dinner party because it gets everyone involved and outside. Not to mention delicious -- that charcoal flavor combined with pizza cannot be beat. We usually make our own dough but since we decided to make our own tomato sauce, we picked up some fresh dough from our local pizzeria.
We started off with a very French appetizer. Baguette with butter, radishes and sea salt. It brought me back to my days in Paris and makes for a great taste combo.
We usually get a little fancier with our ingredients. Roasting veggies, caramelizing onions, topping with arugula and seasoned meats. Since this dinner was a more spur of the moment meal, we stuck with the classics: fresh mozzarella, basil from the garden, homemade tomato sauce and homemade pesto. In my opinion you can't beat a good cheese pizza, especially when a grill is involved.
The trick is to cover one side of the rolled out dough in olive oil, then place this side on the grill for just a few minutes. Then once you've carefully removed the dough from the grill, place this side up and add your sauces and toppings. Then slip it on the grill again and cook until done! Making sure to slightly cook the side the toppings are going on before hand is very important.