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Theedge

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Pizza on the Grill Wed, 03/3/04 5:07 PM (permalink)
I've been looking at those cast iron pizza plates you can cook a pizza on a grill with. Anyone try one of those? Will it work with a charcoal grill?
 
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    Grampy

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    RE: Pizza on the Grill Wed, 03/3/04 5:25 PM (permalink)
    I find it best to cook right on the grill itself.
     
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      GCoan

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      RE: Pizza on the Grill Wed, 03/3/04 8:54 PM (permalink)
      I agree with Grampy. Put the dough directly on the grill. If the fire is hot the dough won't stick, but you do have to be vigilant so that is doesn't burn
       
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        Theedge

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        RE: Pizza on the Grill Wed, 03/3/04 10:06 PM (permalink)
        I'm used to red hot coals for cooking steaks, I assume you can't do that to a pizza? I like quite a few toppings so it has to cook for a while...what kind of temp should I be looking for?
         
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          Grampy

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          RE: Pizza on the Grill Wed, 03/3/04 11:25 PM (permalink)
          This is the way the inventors of grilled pizza did it. I am a convert. Ask me if you have questions about specifics:

          http://fooddownunder.com/cgi-bin/recipe.cgi?r=1741
           
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            meowzart

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            RE: Pizza on the Grill Thu, 03/4/04 9:26 AM (permalink)
            Focaccia on the grill is awesome also!!
             
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              lleechef

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              RE: Pizza on the Grill Thu, 03/4/04 11:38 AM (permalink)
              Grampy, I've had the grilled pizza at Al Forno and it is AWESOME!!!
               
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                Grampy

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                RE: Pizza on the Grill Thu, 03/4/04 11:44 AM (permalink)
                We handled the Al Forno cookbook, and I have spoken to the owners many times. The key is plenty of oil on the dough, and few, evenly distributed toppings, with cheese first -- just the opposite of regular pizza. Friends from Italy came last year and saw the grill. When I told them I was making pizza, they thought I was joking -- until they tasted it. I don't usually make it in winter, because I find it is best with fresh herbs and tomatoes from the garden.
                 
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                  lleechef

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                  RE: Pizza on the Grill Thu, 03/4/04 11:54 AM (permalink)
                  It's snowing to beat the band and all this talk about grilled pizza and herbs and tomatoes from the garden is making me hungry!!!
                   
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                    Grampy

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                    RE: Pizza on the Grill Thu, 03/4/04 12:00 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by lleechef

                    It's snowing to beat the band and all this talk about grilled pizza and herbs and tomatoes from the garden is making me hungry!!!


                    Then I shall appease the appetite:

                     
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                      lleechef

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                      RE: Pizza on the Grill Thu, 03/4/04 12:15 PM (permalink)
                      NOT FAIR GRAMPY! I WANT ONE NOW!!!
                       
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                        Theedge

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                        RE: Pizza on the Grill Thu, 03/4/04 4:20 PM (permalink)
                        Well...those look great. I took a look at the food down under link and will give it a try this weekend.

                        Thanks.

                         
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                          Theedge

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                          RE: Pizza on the Grill Mon, 03/8/04 6:39 PM (permalink)
                          Well I gave the pizza on the grill thing a whirl yesterday. I had a bit of a tuff time getting it off of my paddle onto the grill, with the oven I just "scootch" it off using all the cornmeal. You can't "Scootch" olive oil covered dough...well one can try. I ended up picking it up as the directions tell you and laying it on the grill, you end up with an odd shape, and if you don't work quick a mess. I added some chicken I had grilled the day before (I reheated it in some boiling water for a minute before adding it to the pizza, that was a good idea). Added a bit of sauce, more olive oil and a few kinds of cheese, is cheeses a word? Over all tasted pretty darn good. I'll try again next weekend but will make several smaller personal sized pizzas as I think it will be easier.
                           
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                            Copper Top

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                            RE: Pizza on the Grill Thu, 08/26/04 10:48 AM (permalink)
                            Theedge, after you make the dough(which should be covered with olive oil) you gingerly lift it with your hands and place it onto the grill. The odd shape is normal.

                            We made it this past summer and involved my daughter and nephew prepping and grilling the pizza and they had loads of fun. The only thing we all detested was the triple digit heat that we had to endure.
                             
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                              Adjudicator

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                              RE: Pizza on the Grill Thu, 08/26/04 11:04 AM (permalink)
                               
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