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From the Galley: Grilled Pizza

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Nate has been wanting to have a pizza night once a week. We tried a place in La Cruz last week and it was really good, but a little more expensive than our usual cheap tacos. We’ve made pizza on the boat a few times, but turning the oven on in this heat makes the boat unbearably hot. So what do we do? Grill it!

We use Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything for most of our recipe searches. There are a lot of times when we don’t have access to the internet, so having a huge book of recipes is essential. I’ve used this book for years before cruising. Everything always turns out great and it is very complete.

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We’re not ones to follow recipes verbatim. I use them for inspiration mostly. Nate used Bittman’s pizza dough recipe, but added a secret ingredient – sugar! It added a little sweetness and it increased the volume of the dough (those little yeasties love sugar!), so we got three pizzas instead of two. Yay for leftovers!

Once the dough was ready to shape, I spread it out on a piece of foil with a little olive oil. I drizzled more oil on top, and then passed it outside to Nate where he placed it foil side up on the hot grill. Then he peeled the foil off and closed the lid for a few minutes. When it started to look golden and yummy, he flipped the pizza and started loading the toppings on.

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Ready to flip

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Ready for toppings

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First a little sauce...

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Then the cheese. We used Oaxaca cheese, it's like mozzarella

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Pulled pork pizza! We use this packaged shredded seasoned pork for tacos, but it was really delicious on pizza

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Top it off with sauteed peppers and onions

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Check to make sure the bottom is crisp

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Cut and serve

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It's CRAZY good!

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3 Comments

  1. Best it would be good with BBQ sauce too.

  2. We can have pizza next month for our visit!!! Gotta have our “weekly pizza” too!!! Love the pic with Sully “crazy good”!!!

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