Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pizza with Roasted Garlic and Shiitakes

A beautiful way to show off good quality mushrooms. Shiitakes and roasted garlic go beautifully together.

1 14-inch pizza crust
olive oil
2/3 cup tomato sauce (a roasted garlic flavor would be ideal)
1/4 lb shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and cut in large slices
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large or 2 small heads roasted garlic, cloves peeled and halved
2-3 oz. shredded mozzarella

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Paint the pizza crust lightly with olive oil, then top with tomato sauce.

Heat a bit more olive oil in a skillet, then saute the shiitakes until tender, 5 minutes or so. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Spread the shiitakes over the tomato sauce, then sprinkle the roasted garlic over it as well. Top with mozzarella.

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

Serves 3-4.

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