You may remember my recent post about cooking sausage and pepper pizza on the grill.
Sausage and Pepper Pizza
I mentioned using the Kettle Pizza to cook our pizza. Well Lauri Bradshaw, General Manager at Kettle Pizza also noticed my post and contacted me. She noticed that we were using their older version of the Kettle Pizza and told me they’d like to send me their newer Pro Kit version. I couldn’t imagine how they would improve an already awesome product but I said sure!
They also agreed to give one of my lucky readers their own Kettle Pizza Deluxe Kit. Enter at the bottom of this post!
Very quickly a large package arrived containing their newer version. It’s incredible. We decided to re make our Bacon and Clam Pizza but this time cook it on the grill.
In case you don’t remember here is the recipe we use.
Clam and Bacon Pizza
Prepare pizza dough. We use our regular pizza dough recipe. While the pizza dough is rising prepare the clam and bacon topping.
Clam and Bacon Topping
4 oz sliced bacon, diced
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp oregano
Pinch of dried red pepper flakes
1 ½ cups of minced clams, fresh is best
1 ½ Tbsp parsley
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Sauté the bacon in a skillet under-cooked but not crisp.
Remove from the pan and drain on a paper towel. Add the olive oil to the bacon grease in the skillet. Stir in the garlic, oregano and the pepper flakes and sauté for 2 minutes.
Add the clams and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Removed from the heat and stir in the parsley and bacon.
Set aside. Punch the dough down and form your pizza crust. Thankfully my husband makes the best pizza dough!
Spread the clam topping evenly over the dough.
While the dough was rising my husband prepared the Kettle Pizza. No longer do you have to place the pizza stone on the grill.Instead it is a separate unit with a place in the back to place wood or charcoal so you can actually see the flame while cooking.
The thermostat is also set to the side now which makes much more sense. When the temperature is between 600-700 it is time to put the pizza in the oven.
Since the oven is so hot the pizza cooks rather quickly, 5-6 minutes. The trick is keeping an eye on it and occasionally giving it a spin so it cooks evenly.
The pizza was amazing and the dough was perfect. Can’t wait to try another pizza.
Maybe a Clam and Bacon Pizza or maybe a Tomato Basil. So many choices!
Here is the simple recipe we use for the crust.
2 cups flour
1 ¼ tsp instant yeast
¾ tsp salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
About ½ to ¾ cup warm water
Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir in the olive oil. Stir in the warm water, you may not need all of the water so add slowly. Turn the dough onto your work surface and knead until smooth and shiny. Place the dough in a covered, oiled bowl to rise until double in bulk.
Turn dough onto a floured surface to shape your pizza.
If your dough doesn’t want to stretch let it rest a few moments and try again. Once the dough is shaped, add a little sauce, spread lightly. Add your cheese and toppings. Bake in the oven or in your Kettle Pizza Oven and enjoy!
A big thanks to Kettle Pizza for sending me their updated version of the Kettle Pizza. It’s amazing. Even more wonderful is that Kettle Pizza agreed to give one of my lucky readers a Kettle Pizza Deluxe Kit (valued at $199.95!).
Would you like to have a Kettle Pizza of your own? For your chance to win one enter below! Sorry but this contest is only open to residents of the United States and Canada.
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