Monday, February 11, 2008

Chanterelle, Asparagus & Arina Goat Cheese Pizza

Honestly, this post is basically pizza porn.

I was gifted with some fab hand-picked chanterelles, so I sliced and dry fried them to release their juices (they were mighty wet on harvesting), then added a drizzle of EVOO and plenty of salt.

The crust was an organic cornmeal crust from Vicolo. A little shredded mozzarella and crumbled goat cheese created the perfect creamy topping to the crumbly cornmeal crust (like a savory cheesecake). The sauteed Chanterelles and pencil-thin asparagus (lightly tossed in oil) gave texture to the creamy layer, then rich and wonderful Arina Goat Cheese created the finishing flourish. that's good.


Blogger scrimp said...

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5:44 AM  
Blogger Melody Polakow said...

I'm telling you.. you should write a pizza book.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Jan Scholl said...

what could I use in place of the mushrooms for texture? I am so allergic and many recipes use them. Could I get the same texture with seitan that is flavored up a bit? I love this blog. I have it linked on my Eyeball blog as my favorite.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

jan - thinly sliced smoked extra firm tofu would be my choice? or a tempeh bacon although I think it would be too salty here. Thanks for your kind words.

Melody - thanks, I'm thinking about it!

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Madhulika said...

Wonderful! Simply wonderful pizza! Now if only my neighborhood pizza would offer something like this!

10:47 AM  
Blogger Gloria said...

This pizza looks wonderful!!!! Gloria

5:57 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

madhulika and gloria - thank you! And easy to make too!

6:17 PM  
Blogger Judith said...

That really is foodgasmic. I'm a huge mushroom fan, and I love to try different types, but the prices always make me cringe. Chanterelles are on the list, nevertheless :-)

7:25 PM  
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8:03 AM  
Anonymous Hazlett said...

Wow.... got so tempting pizza at Little Caesars....

4:09 AM  

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