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Grilled Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza

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Tender grilled asparagus and soft ricotta cheese top this grilled pizza. No grill? No problem. Cook this dough in a cast-iron skillet over high heat, or on a preheated sheet pan or pizza stone in a 500-degree oven.

  • Yield: Makes one 10-inch pizza

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2010

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup ricotta
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus, grilled
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • Herb Oil
  • Basic Grilled Pizza Dough
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Directions

  1. Heat it up: Set up a grill with heat source, coals or gas, on one side over medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill.

  2. Stretch it: On a lightly floured work surface, stretch or roll 1 piece Basic Grilled Pizza Dough or 4 ounces store-bought dough into a 10-inch-long oval or other desired shape. Brush one side lightly with Herb Oil or olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Grill it: Using your hands, place dough, oiled side down, directly over heat source. Brush dough with herb oil or olive oil and cook until underside is lightly charred and bubbles form all over top, 1 to 2 minutes. With tongs, flip dough and cook until lightly charred, 1 to 2 minutes. Slide dough to cooler side of grill.

  4. Top it: Top with ricotta cheese, lemon zest and asparagus; cover grill. Cook until cheese melts and toppings are heated through, 2 to 5 minutes. Drizzle with herb oil before serving.

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  • ShannonCarnevale
    9 JUL, 2014
    This was okay, I feel like the instructions for making without a grill should have been better. All in all, I'm confident that my pizza's came out the way they were intended to but the flavors were missing something. We added sliced figs and a drizzle of honey and put them back in the oven for a few minutes; helped significantly. I think a drizzle of balsamic reduction would make this much better. Probably will make again, but not for guests.
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