Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Spinach Grill Pizza

I heard about being able to cook pizza on a barbecue too late in the year to be able to try it. However I realised that a similar technique could be used to cook using a grill, so I gave it ago. It leaves you with a pizza with a wonderfully crisp base and I highly recommend giving it a go.

Ingredients:

  • 1 quantity of pizza dough
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • 150g leaf spinach, washed
  • 125g ball of mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 50g grated mozzarella
  • 25g thin shavings of Parmesan or other hard Italian cheese

Method:

  1. Make the pizza dough as described in the other recipe.
  2. Grease a baking tray with the oil.
  3. Place the spinach in a microwave proof bowl with a lid and add a couple of drops of water. Microwave for 4 minutes. If you don't have a microwave then a saucepan over a low heat will work just as well.
  4. Roll out the pizza dough so that it covers most of the baking tray.
  5. Put the grill on medium-high power and wait for it to get up to temperature.
  6. Grill the dough under the grill for 5 minutes, or until the top is nicely browned and crisp.
  7. Carefully turn over the pizza on the baking tray so that the raw dough side is face up.
  8. Pop under the grill for a couple of minutes, but only enough to slightly dry out the dough.
  9. Spread the cooked spinach out over the top of the pizza.
  10. Arrange the sliced mozzarella, then the grated and finally the Paremsan over the top of the pizza. Season with black pepper.
  11. Place back under the grill for another 5 minutes, or until the cheese is nice and melted.

Serves 2.

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