Summer grilling is easy with this tasty Tomato Jam, Red Onion, and Speck Pizza! A fun treat to make, be sure to have all your toppings ready to go by the grill and this pizza will come together quickly when you make it grill-side.
½ pound pizza dough, freshly made or store purchase
Flour for rolling the dough
Olive oil for the grates
½ cup Tomato Jam, jarred or homemade (recipe to follow)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
7-8 slices thinly sliced speck or Prosciutto ham
½ red onion, sliced thinly
2 teaspoons fresh oregano leaves
Heat a grill to high heat. Roll or stretch the pizza dough out into a square or circle and place on the back side of a lightly flour sheet tray. Carefully brush the grill grates with olive oil. Slide the dough off the sheet tray and on to the oiled grates. Cook until the dough is lightly browned and well-marked with grill lines. Turn-over and cook the dough for just for 2-3 minutes more.
Remove and place on the back of the sheet tray with the well-marked side up.
Spread the tomato jam over the pizza, leaving a border. Top with the cheese, then slices of Speck, red onion and oregano staying inside the border. Slide off the sheet tray and back on the grill, close the lid and cook until the pizza bottom is lightly browned and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Cool for 5-10 minutes, place on a cutting board and serve.
Roasted Tomato Jam
2 pounds Campari or any small sweet tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Over a bowl, cut the tomatoes in half; using a spoon or your fingers, remove the seeds into the bowl, reserving the tomato water and seeds. Try to remove as many seeds as possible. Place the tomato halves in another bowl and toss with the salt. Oil a sheet pan with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Place the tomatoes, skin side down, on the baking sheet and then in the oven; roast for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Strain the tomato seeds and water through a fine mesh strainer; press hard on the seeds to remove as much water as possible. Reserve the tomato water and discard the seeds. You should have about ½ cup of tomato water.
Slide the skins off the roasted tomatoes and add the remaining tomato pulp to a large saucepan; discard the skins. Add the tomato water and the remaining ingredients. Bring the tomato mixture to a simmer and cook for 1 ½ hours until the jam is thick and sweet. Cool to room temperature. Store the jam in a tightly closed jar or container in the refrigerator. Makes about 1 -1 ½ cups of tomato jam.