Firing up your outdoor wood pizza oven in winter brings excitement and life to a monotonous day. But baking during winter requires extra effort. One must be out, braving the cold while going through all the procedures of lighting the wood-fired pizza ovens and stoking the fire to heat the oven to high temperatures.
In addition to the mouth-watering, wood-smoked flavours of pizza, outdoor wood-fired pizza ovens can amaze with a variety of other delicious treats. Some dishes are exotic, and some are local delicacies.
In this article, we will take a look at other foods that can cook in the wood fired pizza oven to wow the family or company on those long winter evenings.
Other Types of Food for Wood Fired Pizza Ovens
After mastering the art of wood-fired pizza ovens, it is time to try cooking other types of foods in the oven, such as:
- Seared grilled meat
- Freshly baked bread like flatbreads and focaccia
- Desserts such as cookies, brownies, and cakes
- Slow cook meats
- Roasted vegetables
- Grilled or baked fish
The placement of food within a wood-fired oven can significantly impact its flavours and cooking results. For instance, some taste delicious when cooked in flames, while others need time in the embers.
With experimentation, one can have fun modifying some recipes for unique results and with some inspiration, you will find recipes or create one to take advantage of the outdoor wood pizza oven.
Our Favourite Recipes for Wood Fired Outdoor Pizza Ovens
· Coulotte or Grilled Picanha Steak
With a grill that can fit into the oven, this popular Brazilian meat dish can become part of the weekly meal prep, along with your pizza. This simple recipe includes Parrillera salt and about 1 kg of steak.
To begin the cooking process, start by heating the wood-fired oven to 400°C. Once the oven is hot, place the grill in the centre, directly above the bed of hot coals. Allow the grill to preheat, ensuring it is sufficiently hot to sear the meat. Cook the meat until the fat turns brown or the roast reaches the desired doneness, usually taking 3 minutes. Then, flip the meat and cook for another 3 minutes. After cooking, allow it to rest for 20 minutes. Cut the meat into desired portions, sprinkle it with the Parrillera seasoning, and serve it alongside your favourite side dish.
· Wood Fired Prawns in Basil Butter
This simple yet tasty Aussie dish’s ingredients include salted butter, peeled prawns, fresh basil, pepper, and salt. The procedure begins with blending the basil, butter and salt.
Next, season the prawns. Put a heavy pan into the fire and let it heat up for about 7 minutes, then add the prawns. It takes about 3 minutes to cook the prawns. Just before they are ready, add a dollop of the basil butter. Toss the prawns in the pan until all the butter melts, and serve with bread.
Get the Best out of Outdoor Wood Pizza Oven
You can get more value from a pizza oven through ingenuity, training, or experimentation. Visit the Sydney Heaters and Pizza Ovens to glimpse our pizza ovens gallery. You can work culinary magic from simple recipes using wood fired pizza ovens. Call us today, and our knowledgeable team will be delighted to guide you through our wide range of products.