Sunday, January 9, 2011

Big Green Egg - Cypress Grill Pizza

Pizza on the Big Green Egg -- or our Cypress Grill. Wow, it is great!!
Just delivered and on the porch. Technically it is a Cypress Grill, and it is great. It is a ceramic
grill and we wanted to try pizza on it for Christmas Day. It could be a new tradition, weather permitting.

Still admiring.
Cranking it up and putting on the first pizza. The pizza's got better and better as the pizza stone, and ceramic grill started breaking in.
We used a pizza dough from our local pizza place, and pizza sauce from the shelves of Whole Foods. This first one was a little thick, we started making them thinner. Our favorite pizza was one my Stepmom suggested called the "Boston" pizza. Dough, cheese, then sauce. Wow it was great, yep, sauce on top of the cheese. Yummy. - I forgot to photograph that one, as we were gobbling it up.

My dad helping to adjust the dampers for the smoke and heat.

A small stuffed crust, that I made for our daughter, who was inside watching tv, it was a little chilly, but not bad outside.

The first official finished pizza. It was great. Oh, and we all had a blast.

1 comment:

eon said...

This grill is truly the best looking one I have seen.
Ahhhh pizza. Yes one of my passions!!
I was in the progress of researching how to build a wood fired oven for Pizza but this oven settles it.
Components of my favorite!

Capra Grasso. (Fat goat)

Thin crust... recip. 3/16 thick dough.
Preheat the oven to 550°F.
Drizzle the olive oil over the pizza shell. Use a brush to spread it around and make sure to get the crust for the crunchy texture!
Tomato sauce (light in flavor)
Spread the mozzarella cheese throughout the top, but keep it thin. (Fresh mozzarella),
Lightly salt and pepper
Sausage shaved or crumbled (Italian of course).
Spread goat cheese, crumbled...

Cook the pizza in the oven for 5-8minutes, or until sufficiently crispy and melted to your liking.

Spread whole fresh basil leaves.

Serve with your favorite Pinot Grigio.