Jim Lahey's Tips for Perfect Grilled Pizza

Jim Lahey's Tips for Perfect Grilled Pizza

Cambria Bold
Jun 11, 2012

There's no one better to teach the secrets of perfect grilled pizza than Jim Lahey, owner of Sullivan Street Bakery and Co. pizzeria in New York, and the mind behind the famed no-knead bread. These expert tips and recipes will help you create perfectly pro pizza at home.

The signature of excellent pizzerias is an airy, crispy, just slightly charred crust. Lahey's no-knead recipe, which rises slowly for better flavor and a chewy texture, is the perfect complement to your grill, which gets hotter than an oven. The combo of these two elements is what creates the perfect pizza.

How To Make Perfect Grilled Pizza

1. Make the dough one day before using his special no-knead recipe.
2. Shape your dough into four 10-inch circles and transfer to a hot grill. Cook until grill marks appear, about three minutes, then flip.
3. Spoon a quarter of homemade bechamel (recipe here) on each round, with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, mozzarella, garlic, basil, and any other toppings you want.
4. Cover the grill and cook each pizza for three to five minutes.

Simple, satisfying, and sure to make an impression on your guests!

What are your grilled pizza secrets? Do you have any favorite toppings or techniques?

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