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Grilled fig pizza

Well I wasn’t a finalist in the recipe contest. And I was surprisingly disappointed — I kind of thought I had it made with that dough logo. But you can be sure — I’m going to keep on cooking — and this is definitely not the last you’ll be hearing from me.  eyes filling up with tears. (sorry — channeling all the Food Network Star departing contestant speeches).

So let me dry my tears and share another delicious dinner I made the other night — fig pizza made on the BBQ. I was inspired by the bags of fresh figs my parents brought over from their huge fig tree. It reminded me of this mouth-watering pizza. So I got together my ingredients: a ball of dough from Trader Joe’s, arugula, prosciutto, fresh mozarella balls, and figs. And here’s what I did..

First, I let the dough sit out for 20 minutes. Next, I cut the dough into four pieces and stretched them out into pizza pie shapes. After that, I brushed with olive oil.

I took my dough outside and popped it on the grill, olive oil side down, over medium-low heat (be sure to clean your grill first. I didn’t, and my pizza almost went up in flames.) Grill for 2-3 minutes or until golden, while brushing the top side with olive oil. Then flip over and grill the other side for about 2 minutes. Your dough may make big bubbles while grilling, which was pretty cool to my 7 year old.

After your pizza dough is nice and flat-bready, top it with the mozzarella and figs, and put back on the grill to warm the figs and melt the cheese. Sort of. My cheese didn’t melt very fast, and I didn’t want to burn the dough, so I left it partially-melted. Take your pizzas off the grill, bring inside, and top with the prosciutto and arugula (for the grown-ups, anyway).

Is your mouth watering yet? Let’s take a closer look…

Truly a delicious combination of flavors. I never realized how good warm figs are either. Thanks for the figs mom and dad! Do any of you make grilled pizzas? I’m hooked.

Posted Saturday, July 23, 2011 in Food & Drink