Red pepper flakes and fresh basil to garnish

July 2, 2013 

Red pepper flakes and fresh basil to garnish

• Instructions:

Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.

In a medium bowl, toss mixed bell peppers with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill, turning once, until crisp-tender and charred, about 4 minutes; set aside.

Meanwhile, on a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out pizza dough into a large, thin rectangle about ¼-inch thick. Transfer to a cutting board sprinkled with flour or cornmeal. Scatter over the dough the fresh mozzarella, torn into pieces, and the Italian turkey sausages, removed from the casings and pinched into small pieces.

Oil the grill grates, place the reserved peppers on the pizza and slide it onto the grill. Cook, covered, until the sausage is opaque and the cheese is bubbling, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and fresh basil leaves to serve, if desired.

Also try: ground lamb plus grilled chilies and smoked mozzarella.

This recipe is from "Twenty-Dollar, Twenty-Minute Meals," by Caroline Wright (Workman, $12.95).

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