Bait to Plate

Kev Collins

Well known Restauranter and co-owner of Fish D'vine & The Rum Bar in Airlie Beach. When Kev's not working he's out fishing in the amazing food bowl of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park or in his tinnie in the estuaries crabbing! His blog imparts wisdom, tales and info on all things fishing and food.

BBQ part 2

So, to answer my own question. Can you cook a pizza on my new favourite boat BBQ? Absolutely. Just took a few bits of improvisation and a pizza stone.

A quick weekend on the boat on a little weather window had a very short planning session and not much thought about provisioning, after all, I can always mange a fish or 2. Which will become the next blog post; but I had flour, yeast, some pasta sauce and my new BBQ, a few tomatoes and some basil from my herb garden on the balcony, (I was planning bruschetta).

Not much of a story to tell but a few pictures to post which will have a lot of Pizza shops hanging their heads in shame, (after all if I can knock one out this good on a boat with a BBQ, what are you guys doing?)

Certainly a few bits of improvisation.

1.Make basic pizza dough and rest in a warm place for 30 minutes. What could be warmer then a nice engine bay after a few hours steaming.

2. Roll out dough, and when you don’t have a rolling pin there is nothing like a wine bottle and if you use a good red I am convinced it improves the flavour of the pizza =).

3. Get your pizza stone absolutely smoking hot and use some greaseproof paper on a cutting board if you don’t have a pizza paddle and slide it (paper and all) onto the stone and drop the lid. A bit of charred paper does not cause any issue.


Nothing much more to say that the photos don’t say better except I am loving this little Barby more and more. So far, I have cooked 5 dinners on it and I am still on the original gas canister.