Chantrelles are on sale right now at Central Market, so I picked up a pound with no solid plans for it. A couple days later, I realized I had to use it and incidentally also had a flashback to my amazing experience at Serious Pie last winter and that awe-inspiring truffle pizza that still brings tears to my eyes...
This is my attempt to recreate it, and I must say it turned out better than I expected given the fact that I am an amateur and lack a wood burning oven. Plus, Tom Douglas is a culinary God, and has access to the best ingredients in town. I have some good ingredients, but chose to be a slacker and used store bought pizza dough. I made Kyle make a side trip on the way home from work to get the dough from Trader Joe's.
- 1 lb chantrelle mushrooms
- 2 cloves garlic
- Olive Oil
- Sea salt and pepper
- 1 TBS butter
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1/4 cup truffle cheese (you can also find this at Trader Joe's for pretty cheap)
- A pinch of truffle salt
- A couple of drops of truffle oil
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees--I like a really hot oven, and find that the temp that the pizza dough packages suggest is often too low (usually 450 or so, which doesn't cook the dough very well)
- Heat large pan with oil
- Smash garlic cloves and put in pan to infuse oil with garlic
- Add butter
- Add chopped chantrelles and saute until mushrooms are tender, remove garlic
- Roll out dough and place on pizza stone. My friend and fellow blogger, Carol, suggested that I put parchment paper under the dough and slide it out midway through cooking--this is a great tip and always helps to make the pizza crisp up better!
- Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the dough
- Add the chantrelles and garlic infused oil to the top
- Sprinkle the cheeses over the mushrooms as well as a couple of pinches of truffle salt
- Sprinkle sea salt over the edges of the dough for a salty crunch
- Pop it in the oven for about 15 minutes or until dough browns up and is to your liking
- Once done, take out of oven and add a couple drops of truffle oil over the top
This pizza was really good as leftovers, just put in a 350 degree oven for about 5-7 minutes.