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Mushroom pizza - shrinking mushrooms!

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 11th, 2018, 11:17 am

I've got garlic and cheese pizza for the footy tonight and intend to load it up with as many sliced mushrooms as I can fit on it. But I know what will happen. They will all shrink to nothing. They always do.

So does anyone know how pizzerias keep their mushrooms fat and juicy? I know the oven is sucking the moisture out of them. So is a succulent mushroom on a pizza ever achievable?

Maybe saute them and pile them on afterwards?
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Re: Mushroom pizza - shrinking mushrooms!

Postby suffolk » July 11th, 2018, 11:38 am

You've got it ... sauté first ... I always do ... they remain succulent and tasty that way. :D
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Re: Mushroom pizza - shrinking mushrooms!

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 11th, 2018, 12:02 pm

Excellent! That's what I'll do then! :hungry: Thanks!
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Re: Mushroom pizza - shrinking mushrooms!

Postby suffolk » July 11th, 2018, 2:59 pm

Maybe I should explain better ... I saute them then put them on the pizza and bake it.
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Re: Mushroom pizza - shrinking mushrooms!

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 12th, 2018, 9:13 am

Yes, I read it as that suffs. :tu:

I cooked the mushrooms in olive oil, dried thyme, garlic and chilli last night. They are sitting in the fridge because I was too stuck into the sport yesterday I did not feel hungry! I'll top the pizza with the mushrooms and bake later once I have cleaned up my pizza stone. Looking forward to it!
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Re: Mushroom pizza - shrinking mushrooms!

Postby scullion » July 12th, 2018, 9:17 am

i put them on raw and cover with a thin layer of cheese. the oil from the cheese seals the moisture in the mushrooms - and you get more cheese.
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Re: Mushroom pizza - shrinking mushrooms!

Postby Zosherooney » July 13th, 2018, 9:08 pm

I'll 2nd that....Scully.
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Re: Mushroom pizza - shrinking mushrooms!

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 17th, 2018, 6:58 pm

Tonight I did both! Thanks to this thread it was a yummy success! :tu:

An Iceland thin crust vegetable pizza :chops: first topped with sauteed chopped (not sliced) mushrooms, onions, garlic and thyme :chops: then a layer of diced mozzarella. :hungry: I forgot to put chilli on it! Next time I'll try a different cheese.
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Re: Mushroom pizza - shrinking mushrooms!

Postby Mamta » July 20th, 2018, 7:16 pm

i put them on raw and cover with a thin layer of cheese. the oil from the cheese seals the moisture in the mushrooms - and you get more cheese.[/quote]
I do the same. I also drizzle a small amount, a very small amount, of olive oil on top.

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Re: Mushroom pizza - shrinking mushrooms!

Postby scullion » July 20th, 2018, 11:14 pm

snap (sometimes).
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Re: Mushroom pizza - shrinking mushrooms!

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 21st, 2018, 4:42 pm

My latest addiction is frying diced courgettes with my mushrooms before spreading over the top of the pizza. Very nice!
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