Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Barbecue Pizza

When I heard about the ability to cook pizza on a barbecue I knew I had to have a go. It works really well and gives the pizzas a strong smoky flavour. To get the cheese on top to melt enough then you'll almost certainly need a barbecue with a lid on it. Instead of a traditional tomato sauce, I went for a BBQ sauce style sauce to compete with the smoke flavour from the barbecue.

Ingredients:

  • 1 quantity of pizza dough
  • 100g of kale, washed and roughly chopped
  • 4 tbsp brown sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke (optional)
  • 2 balls of mozzarella (about 125g each), thinly sliced

Method:

  1. Make the pizza dough as per the other recipe.
  2. Light your barbecue.
  3. In a saucepan combine the kale, brown sauce and sugar.
  4. Heat the kale mixture over a low to medium heat until it reduces down nicely. You might want to add a spoon or two of water to start with, but it should take about 10 minutes to reduce down to a thick sticky sauce.
  5. Mash up the kale mixture with a fork so that it's a spreadable sauce.
  6. Split the pizza dough into two balls and roll each one out on some boards or baking trays (to make transferring them to the barbecue easier).
  7. Slide one of the rolled out pizza bases onto your barbecue and cover with the lid.
  8. Cook for 5 minutes and then turn the pizza base over.
  9. Before covering the base again, spread half of the kale over the top of it and then add on half the slices of cheese.
  10. Put the lid back on the barbecue and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  11. Remove from the barbecue and repeat the process with the other pizza base.
  12. Cut up the pizza, serve and enjoy.
Makes two pizzas, enough for 3 to 4 people.

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