Fire Grilled Mushroom and Arugula Pizza

woman cutting pizza outside on falcon enamelware plate with opinel knife

We recently took our Barebones Cooker Out for a test drive and we are over the moon with it! Our favourite thing to cook beachside with this cast iron cooker? Pizza of course! The Barebones all-in-one cast iron grill has so many ways to prepare food, and we probably even invented a few ourselves this weekend. For this recipe we used the base of the all-in-one grill along with a cast iron pan to sautee our mushrooms, and the cast iron baking steel and wok to cook the pizzas. Later we found the grill grate perfect to boil water for coffees and hot chocolates. 

This is a recipe that could be adjusted about a million different ways! If you don't have butter? Oil works great. Don't like mushrooms? Try peppers instead. The kids loved their fire-roasted cheese pizzas. We also added a few freshly boiled shrimp to another one. What we're saying is bring whatever ingredients you have to the beach, and start cooking! Everything taste better outdoors.

wild mushrooms on board with Opinel Knife

Beach fire with mushrooms sauteeing in cask iron barebones cooker

Person cooking pizza on open fire with Barebones gloves and Barebones cooker

Here's our simple recipe for Mushroom and Arugula pizza:

Makes 2 personal pizzas

  • Prepared Pizza dough (or try making your own Sea Pizza dough)
  • flour for dusting
  • 1-2 T butter
  • 1 T Truffle oil
  • about 1 cup assorted mushrooms, chopped (we like chantrelles, Crimini, and Oyster)
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • parmesan cheese
  • arugula for topping 

woman slicing mushrooms outdoors with Opinel Knife

Woman holding pizza on beach with falcon enamelware plate and opinel knife

Begin by dicing your onion and garlic and roughly chopping the mushrooms. Sautee the vegetables in butter in a skillet over an open fire or a stovetop over medium high heat until onions are translucent and mushrooms are cooked.

Meanwhile, on a board dusted with flour, flatten or roll your pizza dough into two personal sized crusts. Transfer to a sheet pan, or the cast iron baking steel. Top with truffle oil, sauteed mushroom mixture and parmesan cheese and cook covered over a fire, or in a preheated 500 degree oven until bottom of crust is browned (about 5-12 minutes).

Top pizza with arugula and enjoy!

Photography by Billie Woods