Recipe Origin Italy
Rating
Servings 4
Preparation 15 min 00:15
Cook 15 min 00:15
Ready in 30 min 00:30
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Bake
Ingredients Cheese Dairy Tomato
Equipment Camp Oven Closed Grill
Recipe Type Appetizer Dinner Pizza
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Margherita Pizza

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Outdoor cooking should be simple, and this traditional Italian pizza, the Margherita pizza, is a great example of a few flavors coming together to create an amazingly satisfying meal.

Although there are a few stories on the history regarding this pizza topping including its creation to honor the queen of Italy – Margherita of Savoy, comprising of the th Italian flag colors red, white and green. There is history to suggest it existed long before this, as far back as 1896, when the toppings were described as being arranged in a flower… Margherita means daisy.

In the modern day the simple and well packaged ingredients make it perfect for camping trips ans being cooked on fires, camp overs, Dutch ovens, or purpose built wood fired pizza oven.

Ingredients

1 can (14oz / 400g) diced tomatoes

1 tablespoon herb rub

1 batch of pizza dough

corn meal or polenta

olive oil, as needed

7 oz (200g) mozzarella or bocconcini cheese

2 sprigs fresh basil

flaky sea salt, to taste

Equipment

hot camp oven, Dutch oven, BBQ, or pizza oven

1 pizza stone

Recipe Directions

  1. Open the can of tomatoes and place in a strainer, immediately place the empty can underneath to collect the juices.

  2. Sprinkle with the herb seasoning, let sit until pizza dough is prepared, then stir, this will cause more juice to drain.

  3. Prepare the pizza dough by rolling out to desired thickness and size. Use a thin sprinkling of corn meal or polenta on the base of the pizza dough, this helps it not stick. As a substitute plain flour may be used.
    Tip: If you are not in a position to use fresh dough, it may be substituted with pitta bread, flour tortillas, or similar flat bread.

  4. Brush the edge of the pizza dough with the olive oil. You may use a brush, or if so inclined your fingers.

  5. Create a base layer of the tomato sauce prepared earlier, make sure it goes as close to the edge as you desire.

  6. Top with the basil leaves, and slices, pieces or similar of the mozzarella cheese.

  7. Slide onto a pizza stone preheated in a BBQ, pizza oven or similar to ~400 to 500 degrees (200 to 260 degrees C).

  8. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the dough is cooked through and the cheese has melted. This may vary based on the temperature you can reach to cook it, and the thickness of the pizza dough.

1 Comment

Saffron Hodgson

May 14, 2018
Love this pizza recipe, works great on the BBQ!

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Recipe Origin Italy
Rating
Servings 4
Preparation 15 min 00:15
Cook 15 min 00:15
Ready in 30 min 00:30
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Bake
Ingredients Cheese Dairy Tomato
Equipment Camp Oven Closed Grill
Recipe Type Appetizer Dinner Pizza
Share: