Summer Outdoor Cooking Series: Skillet Kale & Sausage Pizza
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 2 pizzas
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ¼ cup Epicure focaccia spices
  • 3 ½ to 4 cups flour
  • Spray oil
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 4-inch piece garlic sausage
  • 125 g feta cheese
  • 2 - 3 large kale leaves
  1. Combine the first 3 dough ingredients in a bowl and let sit for 1 hour. This is your starter and it should look like this after an hour.
  2. Next add the focaccia spices to 1 cup warm water. Slowly pour the water mixture into the dough starter, stirring constantly; gradually add the flour until the most of it is mixed in. Drop dough onto a floured surface and knead additional flour in until dough becomes elastic.
  3. Spray a bowl with oil or grease with butter. Let stand and rise for one hour.
  4. Spray your cast iron skillet with spray oil or brush oil on bottom and sides of skillet. Once dough has risen, pull a portion of dough out and place in skillet. Spread evenly over bottom of pan and if a large crust is preferred, push dough up the sides. The amount of dough you need depends on the size of skillet you have.
  5. Next, place sauce on dough and spread evenly. Chop kale over pizza (I simply use a set of kitchen shears to cut it up over top of the pizza). Add sliced garlic sausage and crumbled feta cheese.
  6. Place skillet pizza over top of a campfire or on a BBQ grill. If you’re using a campfire, make sure to have a great bed of coals instead of high flames. On a BBQ grill, turn all burners on and set your heat on low.
  7. Cooking times will vary, depending on heat source and size of pizza, but expect about 15 to 20 minutes of cooking time.
  8. When using a cast iron skillet always use caution and make sure to use a good oven mitt or towel when removing the skillet to avoid burning yourself.
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