Joined: 07 Jul 2006
Location: Space Coast, Florida
|Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:53 pm Post subject: Sausage & Sweet Pepper Pizza
|This was in a new Pizza on the Grill magazine only I made it in the oven (rained out). VERY good pizza – all components.
Sausage & Sweet Pepper Pizza
Little Italy’s favorite street sandwich—Italian sausage and peppers—comes to life on top of this crispy, smoky pizza crust. This way you get more toppings and less bread. Now that’s amore!
1 pound sweet or hot Italian sausage, taken out of the casings, if necessary
1/4 cup uncooked grits or polenta, for rolling the dough
1 ball prepared pizza dough, at room temperature
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup Tuscan Red Sauce or Crushed Tomato Sauce (posted below)
1/4 cup pickled sweet and hot peppers, sliced
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Monterey jack cheese
1 teaspoon B&E Sprinkle-icious Spice Blend or favorite spice blend (posted below)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Place the sausage in a large, heavy skillet. Sauté over medium heat, breaking up any large pieces, until fully cooked. Alternatively, grill the sausage in its casing and slice before using. Drain on paper towels and reserve for topping.
Preheat the grill, roll out and shape the dough, and grill the first side of the crust per the Master Instructions for gas or for charcoal (see Notes). Use tongs to transfer it to a peel or rimless baking sheet. Flip the crust to reveal the grilled side
Spread the entire surface with the sauce. Top with the sausage and peppers, then sprinkle with the cheeses.
Finish grilling the pizza per the Master Instructions (see notes below).
Remove from the grill, sprinkle with the spice blend, and season with salt and pepper. Slice and serve immediately.
B&E Sprinkle-icious Spice Blend
Enhance any pizza, salad, or flatbread with a shake or two.
1 tablespoon dehydrated onion
1 tablespoon roasted dehydrated garlic
2 teaspoons dried lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Yield : Makes 1/2 cup
Homemade Pizza Dough
1 c. warm water
1/4 t. salt
1/4 c. olive oil
1 t. sugar or honey
3 c. AP flour (may need more)
1 pack yeast
Dough cycle in bread machine.
Crushed Red Sauce
1 (14.5) ounce can crushed tomatoes with or without basil
1 clove garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Place ingredients in bowl, then drain excess liquid.
*You can use stewed tomatoes, pureed.