One of Jeff’s favorite foods is pizza. You’d think he would have had enough pizza in Italy to last a while, but that is not so. We fixed pizza on the grill tonight. Jeff was very happy!
I had some figs and prosciutto that I bought earlier this week. And, I had left over sweet Italian chicken sausage that had been sauteed with onions. We experimented a bit, and ended up loving two of the four types of pizza.
Our favorite pizza was balsamic fig, prosciutto, goat cheese and arugula. It had very well balanced flavors. We followed our basic pizza recipe (See Pizza on the Grill post, dated June 17, 2010).
I sliced 4 or 5 figs in 1/4 inch slices. I tossed them in a small bowl with 1 Tbs. of Vanilla Fig Balsamic Vinegar. When the pizza was grilled on one side and ready to top, I spread a light layer of goat cheese on the crust. I added slices of thin prosciutto and marinated figs. When the pizza was ready to serve, I tossed arugula leaves with some Vanilla Fig Balsamic Vinegar and topped the pizza. Delicious!!!
We also created a similar pizza with Gorgonzola cheese (balsamic fig, prosciutto, gorgonzola and arugula). We thought the Gorgonzola cheese was too strong for the other flavors.
Our second favorite pizza was Sweet Italian Sausage, Grilled Onions, Feta and Bell Pepper. As I mentioned, I had some left over Italian sweet chicken sausage (from Trader Joe’s) that I had sauteed with sweet onions in olive oil – earlier in the week. When the pizza was ready to top, I sprinkled crumbled Feta Cheese, warmed sausage and onions and raw orange bell pepper. What a great combination!!!
We also tried a Sausage, Grilled Onions, Bell Pepper and Mozarella Cheese pizza. We both thought the pizza was too bland.
It was nice to have different pizzas to choose from — and I used up left overs and found a way to serve the figs.