Grilled Combo Pizza
This is a brand new take on pizza, in a recipe where Cajun accents merge with Italian cuisine. You can use any kind of prebaked crust or even make your own dough if you have a recipe you prefer to use. The sauce you use is also your choice. While marinara is a good choice, you might prefer to use tomato concentrate, something creamy or even a light coating of oil with minced garlic in it. As for the rest of the ingredients we are using shrimp and Cajun sausage as the meaty ingredients, then adding green pepper, celery, garlic, thyme and cherry tomatoes for extra flavor and colorful appeal. All these ingredients work beautifully together, adding a magical fusion touch to this pizza. The smoke from the barbeque adds even more flavor.
Meat and seafood often pair on pizza recipes, whether you are combining shrimp with ham, mixed seafood with pepperoni, or even mussels with bacon. When you add a tomato-based sauce and some cheese, the flavors work incredibly. This recipe uses Cajun sausage and there are several types to choose from. If you prefer to use Italian sausage or another kind, just go ahead. Small or medium shrimp are good on this pizza. If you are using canned or cooked shrimp, just add them at the end, just before putting the pizza on the barbeque, rather than sautéing them beforehand because they will not require extra cooking, and the heat from the barbeque will warm them up sufficiently.
A Closer Look at Cajun Cuisine
Feel free to add a pinch of chili powder or even some sliced chilies to this Cajun pizza if you want to dial up the heat a bit. In fact, when people think about Cajun cooking the first thing that comes to mind is often heat, but this is not always the case. When South Louisianans think about this cuisine, instead of thinking about heat, they think about typical Cajun flavors – fresh proteins, well-rounded spices and aromatic herbs being the main ones. Cajun cuisine originally derived from the Arcadian settlers in areas west of New Orleans. They lived off the land since they could not afford expensive ingredients, and many dishes were cooked in one pot using fish, seafood, strong spices, and vegetables. Cajun cuisine has not changed much and is considered the ‘only true ethnic food creation’ in the United States for this reason. Continue reading
This delicious pizza is easy to make and boasts the flavors of mushrooms and bacon. The mushrooms add an earthy flavor while the bacon offers a salty, meaty taste. Tomato sauce and mozzarella, which are typical pizza ingredients, also have a place on this delightful barbequed pizza, and then you can add dried oregano, black pepper and garlic to add more accents to the flavor. Some hot chili is an optional ingredient, and you might like to add it if you want to give the pizza an added kick.
You can use any kind of pizza dough to make this, either homemade or store-bought. You will need to brown the dough on one side, then flip it over, top it and cook the other side too, so the crust comes out nice and crisp. This recipe was written with the grill in mind, but if you prefer to use the oven, simply heat it to 450 degrees or 500 degrees if your oven goes that high, then just cook the pizza until the cheese melts and the pizza begins to get golden brown around the edges.
The bacon should be cooked before you assemble the pizza, so broil, bake or pan fry it until crisp, then chop it. Slice the mushrooms thinly and they will cook fast in the heat of the grill – you do not need to pre-cook those. Of course, if you choose the oven instead of the barbeque, you will be losing that hint of smoky flavor the barbeque gives. If the weather is really not up to grilling though, go ahead and use the oven so you do not miss out on this lovely bacon and mushroom pizza. Continue reading
If you love pizza, but are tired of making the same old thing every time, maybe this bacon and pineapple pizza topped with streaky bacon, will do the trick. It is full of your favorite meat, livened up by the sweet zing of pineapple and that smoky grilled pizza taste. It might not be diet food, but there is nothing wrong with a little indulgence once in a while.
If you are going to be grilling a pizza, make sure that your grill can maintain a consistent temperature. This is pretty easy with most gas grills, but can be trickier over a charcoal fire. Of course, that charcoal fire add some flavor you will not get with gas – thus the perennial argument over which grill is best. Choose high quality ingredients, toppings, and a day with clear weather for this recipe, then enjoy.
This is quite a simple pizza recipe if you look at the ingredients and preparation, but the flavor is really good. The pizza does not taste like it is missing anything. A thin crust is nice for this pizza, so choose readymade dough unless you especially want to make your own. Making your own pizza dough is not hard, and some recipes for the dough only require a handful of ingredients, and you can use a food processor with a dough hook to speed things up, or else do things the old-fashioned way and use some ‘elbow grease’ to knead the dough and then leave it alone to rise. If that does not appeal then just go ahead and use store-bought dough – we are not going to tell anyone! Continue reading
Doesn’t a barbecue chicken pizza sound good? You can have one tonight with this deliciously simple recipe. You can use leftover chicken or cook some up from scratch to put on the pizza. Let it grill for a few minutes on the barbecue and dinner is ready. Feel free to substitute ingredients if you wish. Tomatoes, herbs and other tasty ingredients work well on the grill.
The cheese combination on this pizza is really good. Let your barbecue pizza cook until the cheese is all melted and bubbly so the flavors combine perfectly. Provolone, mozzarella, and Asiago cheeses are made for each other. Watch the crust though… it will tell you if the grill is too hot by browning too quickly. You can cool down your grill by turning down the burner on a gas grill or by moving coals away from the food on a charcoal grill. After a few tries, you will become an expert at grilling pizza. Do not worry if the crust gets a little too done the first couple of tries. It is still delicious.
Serve your barbecue chicken pizza with a fresh green salad for a full meal. Leftovers can be quickly reheated in the oven to maintain a crisp crust and eaten for lunch or a snack. If pizza is a favorite meal at your house, everyone will soon discover the fun of making your own pizzas on the grill. You cannot get this flavor from any pizza restaurant. The grill gives the entire pizza a delicious smoky flavor that cannot be beat. Continue reading
This is a delectable recipe. Starting with a delicious barbecue sauce, our grilled pizza is topped with chunks of tender chicken, sweet pineapple and savory peppers. Serve this pizza at a summer gathering or whenever you want a flavor of Hawaii. The exotic flavors blend nicely, transporting you over the waves to the beautiful beaches of Waikiki.
This is a really good grilled pizza recipe. You may want to add a few chips of fruit wood to add even more sweetness to the smoky flavor. The secret to getting that smoky flavor lies in the wood you choose. You can use wood chips with any barbecue. Stores featuring barbecue supplies will often carry many different types of wood chips for adding flavor to your food. You may find hickory, oak, mesquite, apple, and cherry.
Serve this grilled pizza with a tropical fruit salad or a fresh green salad to set off its rich flavors. You can also cut it up and serve it for appetizers. If you like pineapple on your pizza, this one is sure to become a fast favorite. You can always add a little of the pineapple juice to the barbecue sauce before you put it on the pizza to bring that tropical flavor out more. Do not forget the macadamia nuts. They may seem like an afterthought, but they really do make a big impact on the overall experience with this recipe. Between the nuts, the ginger and the pineapple, this tropical pizza will have you dreaming of walking on those beautiful sand beaches of Hawaii. Continue reading
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