Monday, August 3, 2009

Grilled Pita

Good pita is hard to find. The ever-stale stuff bagged in the supermarket is nasty unless you're making pita chips. Mediterranean markets occasionally sell the tender bread and, if you're really lucky, you might stumble upon it at a farmer's market like I did last week in Sonoma. The Hummus Guy was selling hummus on a variety of flavors, other Med spreads, and gorgeous fluffy flatbreads. I don't know if this is traditional pita as it doesn't actually have a pocket but, to be honest, I don't care. It was delicious.

We were grilling chicken that night so we decided to make the most of the fire and grill the pitas too. After brushing them with a thin layer of olive oil, we threw them on the grates and topped them like pizzas with the goodies pictured above-feta/tomato/mint or mozz/tomato/basil. After a minute more the cheese had melted, the tomatoes just softened, and the bread took on a little bit of a char. We cut them in wedges and devoured them in a heartbeat. We'd grilled a load of eggplant too and a few slices wrapped in the cheesy bread was to-die-for!

Next time you fire of the BBQ, give it a try.

I wish I could find bread this yummy here in SF. Anyone have a tip?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jodi,
Don't know anywhere in SF but in have seen pita that looks terrific at Met Market in Seattle. It is in the deli section and it looks freshly made each day. Doesn't help for SF but come north! Looks delicious in your pic.

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