Pork and Poblano-Pepper Pizza
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Zippy poblano peppers and flavorful cheeses combined with a whole grilled pork tenderloin will yield enough topping for two large or twelve small pizzas here.
fresh lime juice4 Tbsp
garlic clove(s)2 clove(s), medium, or to taste, crushed
dried oregano1 tsp
ground cumin1 tsp
table salt½ tsp
uncooked lean pork tenderloin1 pound(s), trimmed of all visible fat
poblano chile6 medium, peppers
crumbled feta cheese1 cup(s)
reduced-fat shredded Monterey Jack cheese½ cup(s)
yellow cornmeal⅛ tsp, for sprinkling
pizza dough mix2 pound(s), at room temperature
uncooked yellow corn1 ¼ cup(s), fresh, cut from the cob or frozen, thawed
- Combine the lime juice, garlic, oregano, cumin, and salt in a zip-close plastic bag; add the pork. Seal the bag; turn to coat the pork. Refrigerate 1–2 hours.
- Spray the grill rack with nonstick spray; prepare the grill for indirect cooking. Grill the pork over direct heat, turning as it browns, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the pork registers 160°F for medium, 18–20 minutes. Wrap in foil; let stand 10 minutes, then thinly slice. Meanwhile, grill the peppers over direct heat, turning occasionally, until the skin blisters, about 12 minutes. Wrap in foil and let stand 15 minutes. Peel the peppers, discard the seeds, and cut into thin strips.
- Combine the feta and Monterey Jack cheeses in a bowl. Sprinkle 2 large baking sheets with cornmeal. Knead the dough on a floured surface; cut in half or 12 pieces. Roll into 2 (12-inch) circles or 12 (4-inch) circles; transfer to the baking sheets, pulling the dough back into shape. Slide the crusts onto the direct-heat section of the grill. Cover the grill and cook until light grill marks form, 2–3 minutes.
- Flip the crusts with tongs, then drag to the indirect-heat section of the grill. Sprinkle the cheeses over the crusts. Top evenly with the peppers, pork slices, then corn. Return half the pizzas to the direct-heat section of the grill. Cover the grill and cook until the toppings are hot and the bottoms are golden, 4–6 minutes for large pizzas, or 2–3 minutes for individual pizzas, switching the pizzas from the direct-heat of the grill to the indirect-heat section and vice versa once, so they cook evenly. Yields 1⁄6 of large pizza or 1 small pizza per serving.