Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pizza with Shiitakes, Leeks, Red Pepper, and Parsley

When in doubt, put it on pizza, that's my motto. Last night I made this with the shiitakes from New England Wild Edibles and leeks, peppers, and parsley from my garden. Yum!

1 14-inch pizza crust
olive oil
2 cups sliced shiitakes
3-4 slender leeks or 1-2 large ones, thinly sliced
1 cup chopped red pepper
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper
1/3 cup tomato sauce
2-3 oz. shredded mozzarella

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Paint the pizza crust lightly with olive oil.

Heat a little more olive oil in a large skillet, then add the shiitakes and leeks. Saute until just tender, then add the peppers and saute an addition 2-3 minutes. Stir in the parsley, salt, and pepper, and remove from heat.

Spread the tomato sauce over the crust--you just want a very light coating. Spread the veggie mixture over the sauce, then top with mozzarella.

Bake 15-18 minutes, until crust is done and cheese begins to brown.

Serves 3-4.

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