I’d noticed this type of pizza mentioned a few times lately (I’d never heard of it) and most recently by Michelle over at Monthly Challenge and when Bev mentioned she wanted pizza, I said I know just the one - we had three fresh picked ripe maters in the produce basket. I read a recipe to her and she said "it sounded good, but how about adding some olives" to which I said "lets do one Italian and one Greek."
So she whipped up a batch of dough by getting the dough balls out of the freezer and telling me what to do with it while she went to town – we’re more about the toppings than the crust so frozen dough works fine for us, unless she just feels like baking some – I cook, I BBQ, I grill, I garden, and I mow, but I don’t bake. We had two packages of dough and each made two grill sized pizzas, so we made one Italian, one Greek, one built by Bevs sister and one piece went back into the fridge for later. Here’s the first crust just after flipping – I cook it done then just cook the bottom a minute or so until it’s not tacky, then this side goes back on the grill after topping (unless I screw up).
For Pat’s (Bev’s sister) it was jarred pizza sauce, ham, onions, garlic, oregano, onion, asiago, provolone, and parmesan. Here's the finished pic.
For the Italian margherita style it was, in order of addition to the crust – good olive oil, finely diced garlic, mozzerella and asiago cheese, sliced tomato and red onion, S&P, and sliced basil.
I screwed up and got the wrong side of the crust up and therefore with the toppings, so rather than rebuild, we put it under the broiler to finish. After baking, it got some parmesan and crushed red paper.
For the Greek margherita style, it got olive oil, garlic, mozzerella and aged provolone cheese, sliced tomato and onion, salt and pepper, kalamata olives, chopped oregano and feta cheese. Here’s the before and after baking.
Here's a shot of my plate.
They were all delicious and I really like the margherita style of pizza with the fresh tomatoes and will make it again. The one thing I’d do differently is use paste tomatoes as they have less water in them. Bev thought they may have been our best grilled pizza yet.
And the bonus part is we have leftovers for breakfast. Wow, it was only 98* here yesterday and we're still hoping for rain. One highlight was getting to see a spotted fawn crossing the road with mom in the early morning. Seeing deer is a regular event, but this is the first fawn I've seen - it sure was cute.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.