Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Hollywood and Dine: Anne Hathaway's Grilled Pizza
Use pre-formed pizza dough from supermarket freezer, or you can buy the dough fresh or frozen in a ball.
Toppings can include:
Sautéed or raw sliced mushrooms
(anything you like on a pizza!)
The hard part for most people is the dough. If you get a pre-formed round of dough, you can add flavor to it by brushing with a little olive oil or olive oil flavored with truffles.
If you want to form your own pizza from fresh or frozen dough, thaw dough in fridge. Let dough stand at room temperature for an hour. A one-pound ball will make a couple of pizzas.
Divide dough and roll out flat. You can also do this with your hands by pulling and stretching the dough. You can even try tossing it in the air like a real pizza guy.
You can either grill your dough or put it in the oven.
It's tricky, but you can brown this dough on the grill. Carefully lift off a floured cookie sheet and set on grill. Cook for a few minutes. If bubbles rise in the dough, puncture them with a fork. Turn and brown flip side until it starts to get toasty.
Take off the grill and add toppings to the side that is darker. You can finish it on the grill with the top closed or finish in oven until cheese is melted and starts to color.
If you prefer to use the oven, preheat it to 450 F. After dough is rolled or stretched flat, place on a cookie sheet. Top with your favorite ingredients and bake in oven until cheese is melted and colored (15 or 20 minutes).
You can also place it directly on the rack in the oven. Put foil or a cookie sheet on rack below pizza to catch melting cheese. Bake until cheese melts and starts to color (about 15 minutes).
They don't have to look perfect, but they will taste perfect.
3 yellow or vidalia style onions, sliced
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper
Place onions and olive oil in large sauté or frying pan over medium-low heat. Add a couple pinches of salt and pepper to taste. Turn onions occasionally and cook until they start to turn golden. Add vinegar and continue cooking until they turn a beautiful mahogany color.