Great Grilling: Your Personal Pizza Oven
Get helpful and healthy grilled pizza hints from Mary Flynn, PhD, a research dietician at The Miriam Hospital.
Grilling pizza is a wonderful way to get a lot of flavor without
adding a lot of fat. Stick to these tips to create a delicious pie that
packs a healthy punch.
You need to use a grill that can get to at least 400 degrees.
Have all the ingredients at room temperature or warm. (You can
All ingredients should be in small pieces and ready when grill
is hot. Shredded cheese works better than slices or chunks.
Do not overload the dough. It will either not cook through or
Figure on about 4 to 5 oz of dough per person (depending on what
else you are serving). So a pound of dough would serve 3 to 4
It is easier to cook smaller amounts of dough. If you are
working with fresh dough, cut the pound in at least half or,
better yet, 4 equal pieces (4 oz of dough each).
If you are using fresh dough, make sure it has risen. Leave it
out of the refrigerator in a warm area until it rises. If it is
in a plastic bag, loosen the tie so there is room for it to
rise. Or take it out of the bag, place in a slightly oiled bowl
(so it wouldn't stick), cover with a dishcloth and let it rise
in a warm area.
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