A while back, I ask if anyone had ever used olive tapenade as a "sauce" for pizza. I ran it by my boss- uh, I mean my wife- same thing, right?! She said, w/o hesitation, UHH, YUCK! Well, tonight, the overnight low was 52F, and I was inspired to fire up the grill- A Char-Griller Super-Pro. I didn't use the side fire box, but as always, used Royal Oak lump and started it w/ a chimney starter- never lighter fluid, thank you very much! In addition to the new red potatoes, chicken legs and thighs, and my new favorite- chuck eye steak, I made 2 pizzas. I used Carrabba's online recipe for pizza dough, but made a few modifications to meet my personal preferences. The recipe can be found here: http://www.carrabbas.com/meet_cookingbasics_pizzadough.asp
The first pizza was simply an olive oil base, with sliced plum tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. The second one had the olive tapenade for a "sauce", with sliced plum tomatoes, a little fresh mozzarella, and Feta cheese. My "boss"- I mean, loving wife of course, tried each pizza. When she got to the pizza w/ the tapenade (To which she had previously decided sounded awful, as I'm sure you remember!), she closed her eyes, and uttered an "inhuman" growl, as best as I can describe it, and once she had gathered her senses, said- wow, this is awesome! It was also her favorite of the 2 pizzas tonight! If you want the recipe for the tapenade, or anything else, let me know! I'll be happy to share! Thanks again for all of the knowledge of everything pizzas that is represented here!