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Tandoori Salmon in a Cast Iron Skillet

Nov 23, 2020

Congratulations to Jon Mills, the winner of our 2020 Fall Recipe Contest! His lively Tandoori Salmon recipe makes both a beautiful appetizer course or the main star on your menu. Prepared with a make-ahead marinade, the fish cooks extremely quickly in a wood fired oven, retaining both its moisture and flavor. Note: This recipe is written very generally because the ingredient amounts will vary significantly based on the number of... Read More

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Roasted Soft-Shell Crabs with Potato and Corn Hash

Sep 16, 2020

This recipe is from our seafood expert, John Livera, who again shows us that wood fired cooking is about so much more than just pizza! For example, a delicacy that cooks up beautifully in a cast iron pan is soft-shell crab. It’s sweet, succulent flavor with a slightly crispy texture is a delight to seafood lovers everywhere. Soft-shell crabs are blue crabs that have been harvested immediately after they shed... Read More

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Wood Fired Cedar Plank Salmon

Aug 16, 2019

Home chef, Doug Garner, from Kyle, Texas loves cooking in his custom, wood fired brick oven. He mostly makes pizzas, but has added salmon, steaks, cobblers, and roasted veggies as other go to items! He submitted these beautiful photos for our 2019 Summer Photo Contest, and they looked so good, we just had to get his recipe! Following is his recipe for a Wood Fired Cedar Plank Salmon that is both... Read More

King Crab Legs-Artichoke-Melted Butter-Pizza Oven

Norwegian King Crab Legs

Jan 17, 2019

A relatively new arrival to Norway, the Norwegian King Crab was introduced by Soviet biologists into the Murmansk Fjord in the 1960’s. The crab thrived, and as early as 1977, the first King Crab was caught in Norwegian waters. They are now regularly harvested from these cold, northern waters. Red King Crabs, the largest species of its type, can reach a carapace width of up to 11 in, a leg span of 5.9... Read More

Cooked Shrimp in a Cast Iron Pan with Basil, Lemons and a Glass of White Wine

Wood Fired Basil Shrimp

Apr 11, 2018

Sizzling shrimp straight from your wood fired oven then tossed with butter and basil! Enjoy this smart way to use your already hot oven to serve up another type of dish for your guests. This simple, quick shrimp recipe from Foodness Gracious makes a delicious appetizer. You can also pair the finished shrimp with pasta or another side dish for the main course! Wood Fired Basil Shrimp 12345 Votes: 1 Rating: 5 You:... Read More

Mama Gigi’s Scampi

Jan 08, 2018

Mama Gigi’s Scampi is a quick and easy dish! With garlic, shrimp, and butter as key ingredients, it is hard to go wrong. It can be served as a main dish or an appetizer, depending on what you pair with it. Chef Vito cooks in the Italian-style– a little of this, a little of that, add a bit of flair, and season to taste! Measurements in this recipe are not meant to... Read More

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Crab and Artichoke Savory Bread Pudding

Jun 20, 2016

Isn’t it frustrating to let the oven’s residual heat go to waste? Here’s a recipe that gives you the opportunity to make a delicious brunch dish for the next day, after you’ve cooked up a feast the night before. I had a pizza festa on a recent Saturday night for some friends who were staying with us for the weekend. I made a dozen assorted pies, but a few of... Read More

Paella Mixta

Mar 31, 2016

Paella is a perfect dish to prepare in the wood fired oven, since one of paella’s most basic and traditional features is that it must be cooked over live fire. And as you have probably experienced while using your wfo, the best results require timing, patience and a bit of joie de vivre. So don’t feel compelled to follow the recipe like a soldier. The sequence of steps is important,... Read More

Whole Sea Bream Al Forno

Feb 22, 2016

Thanks to Kim Kozol of Boston, MA for submitting this recipe! Whole Sea Bream Al Forno 12345 Votes: 1 Rating: 4 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe Whole Fish cooked on a wood fired oven CourseMain Dish, Seafood CuisineSeafood Servings Prep Time 4 servings; size dependent upon size of fish 15 mintues Cook Time Passive Time 10 minutes 4 minutes Servings Prep Time 4 servings; size dependent upon size of... Read More

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