We originally had high hopes for a (Connecticut) classic white clam pizza, but alas, the supermarket didn’t have any clams! No complaints however, as this white mussel pizza turned out to be absolutely fabulous!
We made some fantastic wood-fired mussels in the Uuni last year, but we had never tried them on a pizza before. We used a packet of pre-cooked mussels for this recipe, but you can refer back to our older blog post if yours need to be cooked first.
White Mussel Pizza Recipe
Take your mussels out of the packet and place in a bowl. You may not need the entire packet for the pizza.
Next prepare your béchamel sauce.
Once the sauce is ready, it’s time to light up the Uuni, and get ready to prepare your pizza.
Spread your classic dough over your floured pizza peel, and cover the base with béchamel sauce.
Next, add some mussels to the pizza (still in shells), followed by a sprinkling of pine nuts. Remember that you shouldn’t use any mussels that are closed, these are bad.
Slide your pizza into the hot Uuni and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes.
Remove from the heat, garnish with fresh basil and season with black pepper.
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