Friday, July 13, 2012

Simply Grilling by Jennifer Chandler

I LOVED this book!  It has 105 recipes for super easy grilling.  All the recipes we've tried are fantastic and yummy. It was perfect timing, as my husband just got a new grill for his birthday. 

We get fresh veggies every week through a CSA, and this book has been great in helping make some delicious recipes on the grill.  We also loved the Grilled Summer Squash, Smoky steak fries, Pete's Baked Beans, Mexican Corn on the Cob and some others, and they were all so simple and awesome!  My favorite so far is the  Grilled Pizza Margarita.  I think it was our kids favorite as well. It might have to do with having fresh basil and tomatoes and making homemade pizza dough:)


Vegetable oil, for the grates
Unbaked pizza dough, enough for a 12 inch pizza (I got the pizza dough recipe from here)
2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 pound smoked mozzarella, coarsely shredded
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half (we used cherry and roma)
3/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, drained and coarsely chopped (we didn't use these)
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil


Preheat a clean grill to medium with the lid closed for 8 to 10 minutes.  Lightly brush the grates with oil.

Let the pizza dough come to room temp.  Place the dough ball onto a baking sheet.  Using your hands, gently flatten, and pull into a circle about 12 inches in diameter.  Brush the crust with 1tablespoon of olive oil, and season with the salt and pepper to taste.

Transfer the dough to the grill, oiled side down.  Close the lid and cook until the dough begins to bubble on top, about 2 minutes.  Working quickly, brush the dough with the remaining oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Turn and top with the mozzarella, tomatoes, and olives.  Close the lid again and cook until golden and crisp on the bottom and the cheese is melted, 4 to 5 minutes more.

Evenly sprinkle the basil over the top of the cooked pizza.  Serve immediately.

* BookSneeze® has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

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