I thought we were cooking once this week, but then we ended up cooking more.
Sunday – Avocado Tartine with Cucumber and Sesame Seeds from The Smitten Kitchen
I’ve always wanted to try this recipe, but I am also of the belief that the last thing the world needs is more avocado toast. I feel like we’re all already doing our part. While the avocado-cucumber blend was really fresh, the dice of the cucumber made it impossible to eat without topping escaping.
Just call it a quick, pre-wedding lunch.
Dad came over for dinner because Mom was out of town and we ate more Gregor Farm produce on the deck. The summer meal lives on.
Wednesday – Knock-Off Mimi (Grilled Pizza Crust with Caprese Salad)
This summer, on Tuesday nights while Marcus has been at Frisbee, I have been popping over to Punch Pizza to grab a Mimi to-go. Upon my return home, I unpack it on the porch and enjoy it outside as I watch the sun set. Yes, seriously. It has been wonderful. But including tax, it’s $11.49 or so, and honestly this is something I could make at home.
But I haven’t, because until Wednesday, I had never grilled a pizza crust.
To summarize how this recipe differed from the oven version, I did the following: I let the dough rise once for fifteen minutes, punched it down and then let it rise for 15 minutes a second time. I kneaded it on a floured board for about two minutes. I split the dough and then rolled out two separate crusts. To grill, I heated the grill to high, rubbed it with olive oil and grilled one crust at a time. After putting the first crust on the grill, I let it cook for about 60-90 seconds and then I flipped it. It cooked for another 90-ish seconds and then I removed it. To finish, I rubbed both crusts with cloves of garlic and then salted them.
To top, I diced up a caprese salad of 1/4 cup basil, olive oil, three tomatoes, one ball of mozzarella, salt and pepper. You can either serve this dish by tossing the entire topping mix on the crust, slicing and serving OR you can serve it on the side with a spoon to top each slice as you go.
I promise you want to do this.