Grilled Pizza "Planks" alla Norma

September 2008
Grilled Pizza

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Send summer off with the season's best produce and a great grilled supper.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 2 1 pounds eggplants, tops and bottoms discarded, cut crosswise into 12 slices each
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), for brushing
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 loaf crusty Italian semolina bread, halved crosswise, then each half split lengthwise
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
  • 4 large heirloom tomatoes, cut into 6 slices each
  • 1 bunch basil, stems discarded
  • 2 1 pound balls  smoked mozzarella, cut into 8 slices each
Directions
  1. Preheat a grill or broiler to medium-high. Brush each eggplant round on both sides with EVOO and season with salt and pepper. Grill until tender, about 5 minutes (or broil for 10 minutes).
  2. Grill the 4 bread pieces until lightly charred on both sides. Rub with the garlic, brush with EVOO and season with salt.
  3. Layer each piece of bread with the grilled eggplant, tomato slices, basil leaves and mozzarella slices. Grill the sandwiches, covered, until the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes.
Tip PAIR WITH:
  • Alamos Bonarda 2007 (Argentina), Argiolas Perdera 2007 (Italy)
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