Grillin’ Up Some Pizza

by Jeanne

Zagrill Americans love pizza.  Each of us eats an average of 46 slices (23 pounds) of pizza a year, according to a recent study. Most of us order in or eat frozen pizza.  In addition, 74% of households, according to the HPBA, own an outdoor grill. Now, courtesy of the camping gear folks over at Eastman we have the ZaGrill Pizza Griller.

The BBQ gadget was awarded Best New Barbecue Accessory of 2005 at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association’s EXPO 2005. The Vesta Awards honor innovation in design and technology for hearth products and outdoor room products.

Preparing a pizza for the grill can be easy or challenging. The time-pressed home cook can simply take a favorite frozen pizza and plop it on the grill pan. Others could prepare the dough from scratch or buy dough from a local pizzeria.  Boboli, the pre-made Italian pizza crust, is a worthwhile compromise. Typically a frozen pizza is ready in 30 minutes with a grill that’s at 450 degrees. A homemade crust or thicker crust such as Boboli may take 5-10 minutes longer.

Eastman’s product design prevents burning, ensures a crisp crust and evenly melts cheese.  The cavity itself is non-stick for easy clean up. There’s also a patent pending on the heat shield that creates a protective air pocket, allowing for a great pizza baking experience on the outdoor barbecue grill.

California Pizza Kitchen Original BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe (copycat recipe)