Sunday, August 5, 2007

Grilled Pizza for Friends!

We got together with our neighbors, at their request, so they could try our “World Famous Grilled Pizza.” They were in awe of the whole process, and I believe we got them hooked! For instructions on working with the dough, see my first post (Bruschetta pizza). I used Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough (for just Matt and I, we only use half), and as always, it made perfectly delicious crust!

For toppings, I used the following:

1 package of frozen creamed spinach, heated through
4 diced tomatoes (seeds and juices discarded)
Large handful of mushrooms
1 small red onion
Marinated artichoke hearts
Fontina cheese

I started by dicing the tomatoes, and sautéing the mushrooms and onions on the stovetop. I added in a small amount of olive oil and also balsamic vinegar to the mushroom/onion pan for a little depth in flavor. I microwaved the frozen spinach according to directions on the package, and I also shredded the fontina cheese, and then placed all of the prepared ingredients in bowls and placed on a large baking sheet to transport out to the grill.

Once I had flipped the dough, I started by spreading the spinach over the bottom. I added a little bit of cheese next, followed by the artichokes, then tomatoes. I added the mushrooms and onions next, and topped the pizza off with the rest of the cheese. I closed the lid and let the cheese melt.

Sarah and Austin, our neighbors, brought over a garden salad, and we enjoyed our dinner out on the deck with plenty of Harpoon Summer Ale and Blue Moon “Honey Moon Summer Ale” (with slices or oranges, of course!). We then went and got ice cream for dessert, YUM! Purple Cow frozen yogurt is soooo delish!


Michelle said...

That crust looks awesome!

Cara said...

yum, I love grilled pizza, and that beer!