Stone Bake Nettle Pizza
Feeling adventurous? Why not try this nettle pizza recipe!! It is the perfect thing to cook in your Stone Bake Oven!
- 2 qts. (4 oz.) lightly packed stinging nettle leaves or baby spinach leaves
- 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. red chilli flakes
- 1 lb pizza dough
- 12oz shredded mozzarella cheese
- Salt (optional)
Start by firing up your wood fired oven to its optimum temperature of 450°C and then allow heat to even out and maintain above 400°C. For more information, please refer to our Cooking Techniques Guide.
Wearing long gloves, rinse nettles well. Drain.
Sizzle garlic a few seconds in 1 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add nettles and sauté until wilted, 2 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. If nettles are wet, drain in a colander, pat dry, and return to pan. Gently mix nettles with 1 tbsp. more oil, the pepper, and chilli flakes.
Prepare the pizza dough as explained in Stone Bake’s pizza dough recipe.
Scatter cheese, then nettles, over dough. Place in the centre of your wood fired oven! It will only take 1 minute for your pizza to cook so make sure you carefully rotate it to ensure an even cook or until the crust is lightly browned and ever so slightly charred in places (your preference but we like it a little bit like this) and the cheese is bubbling.
Remove from oven and drizzle with remaining 1 tbsp. oil and cut into squares. Season with salt if you fancy and get stuck right in!