Wild Boar Barbecue Pizza
Wild boar has a richer, more complex flavor than its domesticated cousin. You can find wild boar roasts at some gourmet shops and online, and of course from hunters in various regions. If you can't easily get wild boar, substitute pork tenderloin.
Makes two 12-inch pizzas
- ½ recipe Pizza Crust for the Grill dough
- Cornmeal and flour for dusting
- Vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup Barbecue Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 2 pounds grilled or smoked wild boar tenderloin, sliced
- 1 cup minced red onion
- ½ cup minced fresh parsley
- 1 pound thinly sliced aged Manchego cheese
- 1 pound thinly sliced mozzarella
On a lightly floured board or on parchment, roll out two 12 inch dough circles. Place 1 circle of dough on a metal pizza peel or rimless baking sheet generously sprinkled with flour and cornmeal.
Prepare a gas or charcoal grill so that one area is hot while another side or corner is medium-hot. Brush the grill rack with vegetable oil. Slide the pizza onto the grill rack over the hot coals or heating element. Close the lid immediately and grill for 2 to 3 minutes or until pizza dough is cooked on the bottom and grill marks appear. Remove dough to peel or baking sheet, turning the grilled side up.
Brush the grilled pizza side with half the olive oil. Stir Tabasco sauce into the barbecue sauce, then quickly spread half the sauce over the grilled crust. Cover the sauce with half the wild boar slices, followed by half the red onion and half the parsley. Layer half the Manchego slices and half the mozzarella over the top.
Carefully slide the pizza back onto the grill, placing it over the medium-hot area. Close grill cover and cook 3 minutes. Check to make sure crust isn't browning too quickly. If it is, move some coals to the opposite side of the grill or lower gas grill thermostat to reduce heat. Continue to cook for another 4 to 5 minutes or until crust is browned and cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from heat, cool slightly, and serve. Repeat cooking process with second pizza.