To whet your appetite, how about steamed mussels in white wine to seared scallops with peas and pancetta? Freshly fried eggs for breakfast to baking an apple tarte tatin? You’ll master pan cooking in a wood-fired oven in no time. Here’s our step-by-step guide to pan cooking in your wood fired oven.
Always start by following the instructions on How to light a Fuego wood fired pizza oven and get your oven up to a high temperature of around 400-450°C using kiln-dried wood that has a moisture content of less than 20%.
Whilst your wood fired oven is cooling down in temperature, you can prepare the foods you’re about to pan cook with your favourite garnishes, sauces or dressings.
To lower the temperature, use your metal peel or spade to move the hot embers to one side of the wood burning oven and allow your oven’s temperature to drop down to 180-250°C ready for pan cooking your foods. Heat your pan in the wood oven or over some embers and once it’s hot, start cooking. Make sure you’re wearing a heatproof glove to handle your pan and beware of the high temperatures.
“Our Fuego wood oven has transformed our restaurant! As a piece of kit, it is extremely versatile and controllable, allowing us to roast all of our meats and vegetables in the wood burning oven as well as using it as a charcoal grill during service. The flavour of everything coming out of the Fuego clay pizza oven is incredible due to the amazing smoky, charred tones added to the smell and taste of everything that’s cooked in it. It is not expensive to run as all the kiln-dried wood we use heats the wood fired pizza oven pretty quickly and it retains its temperature really well, only needing to add logs to the fire a few times over the course of service.”
“We wanted a traditional wood oven that ticked lots of boxes, for us it had to be made of brick for the authentic feel, have amazing functionality and great quality. Our Fuego clay pizza oven ticks them all. Our pizza nights are such a fantastic feature for the guests that stay in our holiday cottages and it’s a great way of bringing friends and family together for making those special memories. Highly recommended”
“The traditional methods used within its construction and the unrivalled ability to retain heat have thoroughly impressed us. It has been a welcome addition to our BBQ and live music events. We cannot recommend the Fuego brand enough and it has been extremely popular with our chefs and customers alike.”