Monday, July 18, 2011

Grilled Stromboli

The other night I sat staring at the ingredients for a pepperoni pizza, willing them to be something else. The dough was already made, the sauce was simmering on the stove, the grill was hot, I was having pizza, there was no way around it. I don't know why I really didn't want it, just not in the mood, I guess. In a last ditch attempt to be inspired I opened the fridge and spotted a container of ricotta. Jackpot. Next thing I new, I was grilling up some Stromboli and my whole attitude for dinner had changed. Yes I know, that pizza and Stromboli are all the same ingredients, just assembled differently, but somehow, this made everything different, new, and exciting. And I guess, that was all I needed.


Stromboli:
1 recipe of pizza dough
1 cup of ricotta cheese
2 cup of mozzarella, shredded
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, shredded
1/4 lb sliced of pepperoni
Olive oil
Tomato Sauce, for serving

Preheat the grill. Divide pizza dough in half. Roll out one of the dough halves into an oval, about 1/4 inch thick. Spread half the ricotta cheese over the left side of the dough, leaving about half the dough uncovered on the right, and a small section on the left uncovered as well. Put 1/2 the pepperoni on top of the ricotta and top with half the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Roll the dough into log by pulling the right side over and folding the empty part on the left side under the right. Then wrap the right side around as far as it goes. Repeat with the remaining dough half and ingredients. Brush both Strombolis with olive oil. Grill on direct heat, fold side down for about 2 minutes, then flip over and transfer to the top rack. Cook until dough is browned lightly and puffy, about 8-10 minutes.

Happy Eating.


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13 comments:

  1. amazing change! sonetines happens that we eat the same in a diferent way, and is a whole new world!

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  2. Sometimes you just have to mix things up a bit to make it more interesting :) Stromboli and calzones have been calling my name lately too. They look delicious and have inspired me to make one soon!

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  3. you always make the most delicious eats! Holy yum-o! I literally almost ordered a calzone a few nights ago at a local restaurant.

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  4. Oh my does this look sooooo good! I wish I had this for dinner. YUM! :)

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  5. This looks so delicious, I've never had grilled stromboli before!

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  6. Looks wonderful - perfect for cooking during a heat wave!

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  7. You know I never made stromboli much less a grilled one:) This looks delicious!!

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  8. Love this! I will have to give it a try. :D

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  9. Hello Lindsay! I am visiting from Chef Dennis's blog...what a great idea! I love that you are flexible enough to look at a container of ricotta and change dinner! It looks delicious...

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  10. Hi Lindsay...I came over from Chef Dennis and I find your blog full of mouth-watering stuff :) Love this grilled stromboli :) I will coming back here for more :)

    Have a nice day,
    Elin

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  11. look at all of these mouthwatering dishes!!! I truly do love stromboli and I love the idea of grilling it! So grateful Chef D introduced us to your lovely blog :)

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  12. this looks wonderful first time visiting your site came thru Chef Dennis following you
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  13. never knew that! that's a great idea for when you want to makeover a
    pizza recipe (:

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