Wooldridge Creek Vineyard & Winery 2009 Syrah – Grilled Pizza with Mushroom and Green Olive Tapenade

2009 Syrah – Grilled Pizza with Mushroom and Green Olive Tapenade

2009 Syrah  The 2009 Syrah has flavors of plum and red currant, with integrated spicy oak and developed tannins. Enjoy now or age for 5-7 years.

Grilled Pizza with Mushroom and Green Olive Tapenade

Serves 4-6

Tapenade

2 Tbs olive oil
¼ c chopped onion
2 c chopped mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsp fresh thyme
2 tsp fresh parsley
1 tsp fresh rosemary
1 c green olives

Heat oil over medium high heat. Add onions and cook until starting to soften, then add mushrooms, and cook until tender. Add garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add herbs and cook just until aromatic.

Place mushrooms with rest of ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until combined, and you have a finely textured mixture.

Season to taste.

Pizza

1- 14” premade pizza dough
1 c tapenade
1 ½ c shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat your grill, and rub grates with oil. Brush one side of pizza crust with oil, and place oil side down on grill. Let cook for 3- 4 minutes, then pull off grill. Place cooked side up Sprinkle cheese on pizza crust. Spread tapenade on top.

Place on grill and let cook until cheese is melted.