This technique is ideal for cooking small items such as steaks, burgers, sausages, fresh prawns, fish fillets, skewers etc whilst ensuring that your foods get the special charcoal flavour. Spread the embers across the oven floor and sit a steel rack on top to make your own oven barbecue or use a cast iron grill to achieve some restaurant style ‘scorch marks’ on your steaks.
Follow the instructions on how to light a fuego wood-fired oven and get your oven up to a high temperature of around 200-225°C using kiln dried wood that has a moisture content of less than 20%. If you want to sear or brown the outside of any meat joints prior to cooking, do
it at this stage, keeping an eye on your food so you don’t burn it.
Whilst your wood-fired oven is cooling down in temperature, you can prepare the foods you are going to barbecue or grill with your favourite seasonings, rubs, spices, herb mix or marinade.
Using your metal peel or spade, spread the embers and pile them in the middle of the door entrance. You will need to allow the hot embers to turn white in colour before cooking on them. Place a wired metal rack on top of the white embers if you are barbecuing or a cast iron grill if you are grilling and cook your foods to perfection within moments.
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“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.”