Classic Grilled Pizza

FOODISTA
7Ingredients
25Minutes
630Calories

Ingredients

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  • 6 ounces pizza dough (see * Note)
  • 1 cup virgin olive oil (for brushing, and drizzling)
  • garlic (teaspoon Minced fresh)
  • shredded fontina (cup Loosely-packed)
  • 2 tablespoons pecorino romano cheese (Freshly-grated)
  • 6 tablespoons canned tomatoes (Chopped, in heavy puree)
  • 8 basil leaves
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    Directions

    1. Prepare a charcoal fire, setting the grill rack 3 to 4 inches above the coals.
    2. On a large oiled inverted cookie sheet, spread and flatten the pizza dough with your hands into a 10- to 12-inch free form circle, 1/8-inch thick, do not make a lip. You may achieve a rectangle rather than a circle; the shape is unimportant; do take care to maintain even thickness.
    3. When the fire is medium-hot, use your fingertips to gently lift the dough by the two corners closest to you, and drape it onto the grill. Catch the loose edge on the grill first and guide the remaining dough into place over the fire. Within a minute the dough will puff slightly, the underside will stiffen, and grill marks will appear.
    4. Using tongs, immediately flip the crust over, onto the coolest part of the grill. Quickly brush the grilled surface with olive oil. Scatter the garlic and cheeses over the dough and spoon dollops of tomato over the cheese. Do not cover the entire surface of the pizza. Finally, drizzle the pizza with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil.
    5. Slide the pizza back toward the hot coals, but not directly over them. Using tongs, rotate the pizza frequently so that different sections receive high heat; check the underside often to see that it is not burning. The pizza is done when the top is bubbly and the cheese melted, about 6 to 8 minutes. Serve at once topped with the basil leaves and additional olive oil if desired.
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    NutritionView More

    630Calories
    Sodium11% DV260mg
    Fat88% DV57g
    Protein14% DV7g
    Carbs8% DV25g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories630Calories from Fat510
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat57g88%
    Saturated Fat9g45%
    Trans Fat1g
    Cholesterol5mg2%
    Sodium260mg11%
    Potassium85mg2%
    Protein7g14%
    Calories from Fat510
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate25g8%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Sugars<1g2%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C6%
    Calcium10%
    Iron10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.