PIZZA DOUGH ( I LOVE DELALLO PIZZA DOUGH KIT!)
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
TOPPINGS OF CHOICE: PIZZA SAUCE, FRESHLY SHEDDED CHEESE, SAUSAGE, PEPPERONI, VEGGIES
FOR SERVING: GRATED PARMESAN, CRUSHED RED PEPPER FLAKES, ETC.
Prepare your pizza dough based on the provided directions on the packaging. I'm obsessed with DeLallo Pizza Dough - it makes the perfect chewy inside, crispy outside crust every time!
Prepare your grill for indirect cooking, creating a zone of direct high heat & a second zone of indirect heat. If using a gas grill, begin preheating at least 15 minutes before grilling. If using charcoal, light the charcoal at least 30 minutes prior to grilling.
Form each piece of dough into a ball, tucking the edges back into the center of itself until a smooth ball forms. Set aside to proof for 5-10 minutes. Roll the dough balls into 10-inch rounds. Lightly brush one side of the prepared crusts with olive oil.
Working 1 crust at a time, set the crust, oiled side down, on the direct heat side of the grill. Close the lid & grill 2-3 minutes. Once the side of the dough facing up is slightly puffy with air bubbles & the side of the dough on the grill grates is golden brown remove the dough from the grill.
Transfer the par-grilled crust to a work station. Lightly brush the ungrilled side of the par-grilled crust with olive oil, then flip the crust such that the grilled side is facing up. Assemble your pizza, placing sauce, cheese, & toppings of choice on the grilled side of the par-grilled crust. I typically do 1/4 cup sauce, 1/2 cup cheese, & 2-3 toppings per pizza. Be careful not to go overboard with toppings otherwise the pizza won't cook properly.
Working 1 pizza at a time, transfer the pizza, toppings facing up/oiled side facing down, to the direct heat side of the grill. Close the lid & grill 2-3 minutes. Once the bottom of the crust is golden brown with nice grill marks, carefully transfer the pizza to the indirect heat side of the grill to finish cooking. Close the lid & grill 5 minutes, rotating the pizza halfway through, until the cheese is melted & the toppings are warm. Carefully remove from the grill.
Slice the grilled pizza & serve immediately. Enjoy!