A few weeks ago my friend Oliver and I decided to make dinner together and watch some Battlestar Galactica, our latest TV obsession. Since it was a weekend, we decided to be a bit more adventurous with our meal and as we were tossing some ideas around, inspiration suddenly hit. I had recently read a post on one of my new favorite blogs “Dinner for Winners” that involved grilled calzones. Which sounds pretty damn perfect to both of us.
Things started off innocently enough. We had a good spread of fillings: pesto, marinara, chicken, tomatoes, goat cheese, salami, mozzarella and caramelized onions. We had some dough, charcoal and a pizza stone.
I got the coals going, set the stone on the grill and then we got to work.
We waited until the stone seemed nice and hot and carefully set two of the calzones on top of it, closed the lid and waited for about 5 minutes.
When we opened the lid, here’s what greeted us:
Yup. The stone split right in half! After staring at it with our mouths open for a little while, we decided to look on the bright side. I now had two stones instead of one. That’s better, right?
So we continued to cook and things were looking good…very, very good.
And they tasted good too!
And so, with a cold glass of Iron Beer (have you had that stuff before? It’s seriously ah-mazing!), we sat to enjoy the spoils of our labor.
All things considered, this was my first attempt at grilling calzones, and while I have read a few recipes that don’t call for a stone at all, I think I’d definitely use this method again. It was nice to be outside, it was very nice not to have to heat up the oven and the charcoal gave the calzones a light smokey flavor. As we munched on our crispy, cheesy, meaty calzones, we certainly felt like winners and I’m pretty sure that’s all that matters.