I know that I’m becoming a food snob because of my disdain for delivery pizza. Sure, Dominoes and the like are great when you’re too tired to cook and just need food and it doesn’t matter what it is. I’ll still order pizza occasionally, but honestly I’d rather just eat leftovers or PB & J.
I DO very much like GOOD pizza,though, like those cooked in wood-fired ovens or the pizza from a local pizzeria that’s been around since the 40′s. Tate and I recently found a decent pizza place called Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza. Their Cajun Andouille Shrimp Pizza and Wild Mushroom Pizza are our two favorites.
Since going out to dinner with our two children usually involves wrestling and spilled milk and generalized UNFUN, I decided to try to replicate their Wild Mushroom Pizza at home.
I’ve declared myself a Recipe Mimicking Genius and my recipe Tres Magnifique! (I don’t know what that means, but it sounds very fancy and my pizza IS very fancy.) (Don’t worry, it may be fancy, but it’s incredibly easy!)
Pizza crust, I use Naan, but you can use homemade, store-bought, ready made crusts… The naan I buy comes two to a package and I find it in the bakery section of my grocery store.
2-3 tsps olive oil
pinch or two of kosher salt (it’s just better! trust me.)
1 TB butter
1 package of fresh baby portabello mushrooms and 1 package of shitake mushrooms, cleaned and sliced. You may use any type of mushrooms you like, however.
Fresh Arugula, cleaned (optional)
8 oz package of shredded swiss cheese
8 oz package of mozzarella cheese
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat, add the cleaned and sliced mushrooms. Cook for 3-4 minutes, add salt and cook for another minute or two.
On a baking sheet, place both naan, drizzle the olive oil on each piece and spread around with the back of a spoon or a pastry brush, lightly sprinkle with salt.
Evenly spread the cooked mushrooms on the naan. Place arugula leaves, to taste, over the mushrooms. Spread each pizza with both the shredded swiss and shredded mozzarella cheeses. (I like really cheesy pizza, so I usually use all of the swiss and about half a package of the mozzarella.) Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is lightly browned and melted.
Slice and eat. Send expensive gifts to Jennifer as a token of appreciation.
This pizza kicks Papa John’s pizza in the ‘nads.