Saturday, May 28, 2011

Recipe: Grilled Sausage & Ricotta Pizza

Grilled Sausage and Ricotta Pizza
INGREDIENTS


  • Basic Pizza Dough

  • 2 pieces of hot or mild sausage

  • 1 red pepper, cut in half

  • 1 small red onion, sliced into thick rings

  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 small tomato , cut into thin slices

  • 1 pound of ricotta

  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped

  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • 4 or 5 basil leaves, chopped

  • 6 slices of sliced provolone cheese

  • 1/4 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 tsp of salt

  • 1/2 tsp of freshly ground black pepper

  • PREPARATION


  • In a medium sized bowl combined the ricotta, parsley, garlic, basil, salt and pepper.

  • On medium heat, grill the sausage for 10 minutes on each side until sausage is brown.

  • Brush the red pepper and red onion with oil and grill for 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Remove the sausage, peppers and onions from the grill and slice the sausage, peppers and onions and set aside.

  • Divide the prepared dough into 2 round pieces.

  • Roll the dough on a floured surface into two pizzas around 1/4 inch thick.

  • Brush the dough with the remaining olive oil.

  • Place the dough directly over the heat.

  • Lightly grease a baking sheet

  • Grill until brown for about 2 minutes turn the dough over and cook the other side for another 2 minutes.

  • Remove from grill and place pizza on the baking sheet and top with provolone cheese, ricotta, sausage, pepper, onions and tomatoes.

  • Place pan on the grill and cover and cook for 10 minutes until cheese is melted and ricotta is heated through.

  • Be careful not to burn the bottom.

  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

  • Source: http://www.great-chicago-italian-recipes.com/italian_grilling.html

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