Secret Weapons

by zydecopaws on June 1, 2013

I’ve got a few secret weapons in the ongoing quest to put out superior pizzas on the grill. One of them is my dentist, another is a special sauce imported from the wilds of Wisconsin, and the third is just nuts.

I can see where some explanations might be in order. What do those three things have in common with a pizza that looks like this before going on the grill?

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The first secret weapon is the pizza dough, the herb variety obtained at you neighborhood Trader Joe’s. Unfortunately for us, TJ’s isn’t in our neighborhood. But there are several of us that have fairly regular dental appointments, and our dentist’s office is located right around the corner from TJ’s. So we make it a point to bring home a couple of fresh packages of dough whenever someone goes to get their teeth cleaned. Nothing like a pizza to follow up a fluoride treatment…

It also helps when you have a fresh batch of pulled pork leftovers in the refrigerator. And even though fresh pineapple isn’t available at the moment, there’s usually a can or two of pineapple chunks in the cupboard.

As for the import from the wilds of Wisconsin, there was a hint of it in the picture above. Here’s a more complete one.

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That’s right, we buy our No Butz sauce in the large economy size. We like it hot around here, if for no other reasons than it keeps our friends on their toes when they hear I’m doing the cooking. And besides, No Butz (or their other flavors, for those less adventurous) makes an excellent BBQ pizza sauce. And you don’t need a lot of it for a ton of flavor.

As for that nutty thing, try putting some cashews on your next pizza.

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I used to throw them on whole, but got a bit tired of some getting a bit too toasty with the hot temps used to cook pizza. Now I grab a handful and crush them up a bit before spreading them on the pizza.

And in case anyone was wondering, I wasn’t compensated for mentioning my dentist, Tom’s sauces from Yah Butz in the Woods, or Trader Joe’s. But I would recommend all three. Just make sure you don’t get them mixed up; I really wouldn’t want Tom doing dental work on me.

That would be really nutty…

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