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Grilled Corn Cilantro Blue Pizza

Grilled Corn Cilantro Blue Pizza

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We have been grubbing on fresh corn this summer, and I do not remember it being this juicy and sweet in previous summers.  Every kernel is packed with this sweetness that pops in your mouth with each bite.  Kind of heavenly in a food sort of way.  One of my favorite ways to enjoy summer corn, besides just eating raw, is on this Grilled Corn Cilantro Blue Pizza.

Grilled Corn Cilantro Blue Pizza

Do not turn your nose up at this recipe.  I have been making this pizza recipe for as long as I can remember.  In fact, I think it came about when I still had roommates.  Most likely all that was laying around was some frozen corn and pizza dough, cilantro and blue cheese (and not the good blue cheese).  We were hungry, poor and did not want to take out, and this groovy little pizza was born.

The recipe has evolved over the years, but still, as it did some twenty years ago when I serve it folks are WOWed! Now I use homemade pizza dough. I also use fresh corn and a really good French blue cheese, the stinkier, the better. As well I toss in some shallots and garlic. Still good but only better from those early days of being poor with roommates!

Grilled Corn Cilantro Blue Pizza

 

 

Yield: 2 servings

Grilled Corn Cilantro Blue Pizza

Grilled Corn Cilantro Blue Pizza

This pizza is loaded with summer corn, cilantro and blue cheese. Grilling adds a lovely smoked flavor to the crispy crust.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • pizza dough - use a 1/3 of our pizza dough recipe, and freeze the rest for another day
  • 1 medium shallot, finely diced
  • 1 medium garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 ears fresh corn, kernels only
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • a generous amount of good blue cheese

Instructions

    Preheat the grill to 400.
    Roll out the pizza dough.
    Place the dough on the hot grill and cover with a lid.
    Grill until marks have formed and slightly puffed. Flip and grill the other side. Be sure to watch during this step or you will have burned pizza.
    Remove the pizza dough from the grill and set aside.
    In a large frying pan heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the shallots. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
    Add the garlic and corn to the shallots, stir and cook for another 3 minutes. Stir in the cilantro, and remove from the heat.
    Scatter the mixture over the top of the slightly grilled pizza dough.
    Generously sprinkle with the blue cheese.
    Be sure the grill has cooled down to about 375.
    Lightly oil the hot grate of the grill, then slide the pizza on to the hot grill.
    Cook until lightly crisp and the cheese begins to melt; about 5 minutes.
    Be sure to watch and make sure the pizzas do not burn. You only want the ingredients to be warm and the cheese to be melted.
    Remove from the grill, and let sit for a couple minutes.
    Serve.
    Eat.

Notes

This is our go-to pizza dough recipe - perfect every time!

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Jamie M

Monday 31st of August 2015

What kind of pizza dough do you use or recommend, Denise?

admin

Monday 31st of August 2015

Jamie, I make my pizza dough - here is the recipe and it is really easy. https://chezus.com/2011/05/01/homemade-pizza-dough/ or you can buy Trader Joes, they have it premade.

Jenni

Saturday 29th of August 2015

This is an unexpected combination, but I can totally see how it works with the sweet-pungent-lemony cilantro. I will keep this combo in mind when pizza night rolls around again!

Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen

Friday 28th of August 2015

I love this flavor combo! And a fun spin on "regular" pizza is always welcome. YUM!

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