Monday, August 4, 2008

Grilled Sausage and Peppers Pizza with Basil Vinaigrette

I got my pizza dough at Fresh and Easy. 16 oz for a few bucks. Actually, I got everything for this pizza at Fresh and Easy. I beg of you to make the vinaigrette. It adds such a nice zing. And zing isn't a typo. It really is that good.

And hey Sweet Pea, I saw you guys are having grilled pizza this week, so you have no excuse to not make this vinaigrette:)

For the pizza:

1/2 pound mild Italian sausage
1 red onion, thinly sliced
½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
½ green bell pepper, thinly sliced
½ yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 large tomato, thinly sliced
Olive oil
Kosher salt and ground pepper
1 recipe favorite pizza dough, rolled into 4 rounds
1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
10 basil leaves, rolled and chopped

Grill the sausage on both sides until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes per side. Remove the sausage from the grill and slice into 1/4-inch thick slices.

Heat your broiler and heat your grill to high. Brush dough with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and grill only one side for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the grill and place on a flat surface (uncooked side down). On the grilled side, divide the mozzarella cheese among the 4 pizza rounds. Divide the sausage, onions and peppers over the cheese. Place the pizza on the grill, close the cover and grill until the other side of the pizza is cooked through.

Transfer the pizzas to a baking sheet and place in the broiler for a few minutes, until the cheese is browned.

When serving, drizzle basil vinaigrette over the pizza and sprinkle the fresh basil over that.

For the vinaigrette:
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 Tbsp honey
Kosher salt and ground pepper
1/2 cup olive oil

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste.

Yields 4 pizzas.

1 comment:

Sweet Pea Chef said...

I was reading this recipe thinking, this sounds really cool.

Unfortunately, as I read it, I am also in a mini-food coma from eating too much pizza bread.

We altered our plan a bit on dinner tonight and did a new twist on things (working on a post to hopefully get up tomorrow between dishes, laundry and making sure my boys don't wrestle too hard).