Margaritas on the Grill and in the Oven

That’s right. You can enjoy a Margarita in more ways than one. No, we are not talking about a frozen margarita with salt….. which sounds delicious. We are talking about Margherita pizza.

With an All-Clad High-Heat Lava Pizza Stone, you can bring out your inner pizzaiolo both outside on the grill for those warm summer evenings, or inside using the oven. The Lava stone can withstand heat up to 600°F. Not only does it heat evenly but the surface absorbs moisture, resulting in a perfectly crisp pizza crust.

Using our homemade pizza dough recipe on the barbecue is a way to have an outdoor pizza party. Heat the grill to about 600°F. After it reaches the desired temperature, add the pizza stone to the grill, cover it, and let the stone heat up for about 15 minutes. While the stone is heating, stretch out your room temperature-proofed dough.

Once the stone is ready, place the dough onto the stone. Add roughly 1 tablespoon of oil and sprinkle with coarse salt. Add a ¼ cup of pizza sauce with a ladle and gently disperse over the entire surface leaving a small ¼ inch crust around. Add your mozzarella. Cover and let cook for roughly 10 minutes. Drizzle with a little more olive oil, add some torn fresh basil, and enjoy!

The process is essentially the same for oven use, just at a slightly lower temperature. Preheat your oven to the highest temperature possible, usually around 500°F. Once preheated place your stone into the oven and let it pre-heat for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes is up, remove the stone and follow the directions above to assemble your pizza. Place in the oven and cook for 10-12 minutes.

You can use this technique with any pizza toppings or variations of your choosing. Comment below and let us know some of your own pizza creations!