I’m still not exactly sure where summer went, because I think it was pretty much last week that I was planting my herbs and throwing all the windows in the house open…but the leaves are just starting to get that look…
…and so I am laying on the grill recipes while there is still time. Not that the Southern husband won’t go out and grill in the snow…but somehow, it’s not the same. And along with this summer’s favorite grill recipe, which is Buttermilk Grilled Chicken, one of my top choices for the grill is grilled pizza.
This summer we have had the classic cheese and basil grilled pizza, a fabulous bacon and rosemary grilled pizza, and most recently that little number pictured above, which is a grilled asparagus and ricotta cheese pizza.
(Side note: I used to drive myself crazy trying to roll the pizza dough out into a perfect little circle, until one day I realized that I actually liked the abstract shapes better. Which is why that particular pizza kind of looks like Snoopy’s head, only without the ears.)
Anyway. I used my foolproof pizza dough recipe from Cooks Illustrated, which never ever lets me down. Roast some asparagus in the oven and get your hands on some fresh ricotta (you can buy it at the supermarket, or you can be crazy like me and make your own. It’s not hard, I promise.). Grill up that pizza dough on your grill, slather it with ricotta, lay the asparagus on top, drizzle it with some olive oil and some grated parmesan cheese and a good grinding of black pepper. It’s almost enough to make the end of summer bearable…that and the thought of all those pumpkin recipes in our near future.