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Mushrooms and other pizza suggestions.

Here is something I did that turned out to be one of the best pizzas I have ever put in my mouth:
Mushrooms, however you like to do them :)
Cubed prosciutto
Brie
When you pull the pizza out of the oven, I added dabs of red pepper jelly onto the slices of brie during the few minutes I let it rest before slicing it. I cannot express how interesting and amazing this tastes.

Aug 15, 2013
unclejoe1917 in General Topics

Mushrooms and other pizza suggestions.

I'll do that next time I actually make a sauce. Real tomatoes are in season right now, so that won't be for a while. I don't want them to really even get soft though. I like the "al dente" texture of the mushroom. So maybe I will only do about five or ten minutes instead of twenty.

Aug 13, 2013
unclejoe1917 in General Topics

Whatdya Put Hot Sauce On?

I can't eat my popcorn without Valentina anymore. I mix it about 50-50 with melted butter and there is no better way to eat popcorn. I'm surprised you seem to be the first to mention Valentina. I won't even look at a bottle of Tabasco sauce since I first tried Valentina about 15 years ago.

Aug 13, 2013
unclejoe1917 in General Topics

Mushrooms and other pizza suggestions.

Canned mushrooms are rubbery and gross. I hope we can all agree on that. Mushrooms as they are do not have enough flavor to stand up to the strong flavors of a pizza. I always wondered why the hell people even bothered to put them on their pie. Here's what I have started doing. First, my pizza sauce is either thinly sliced garden grown tomatoes or canned diced tomatoes that I have seasoned to my liking. After applying the sauce to my pizza and before the cheese, I add dried portabellas, just as they are without reconstituting them. There is enough moisture from the "sauce" to just get them softened a bit while the pizza bakes. The mushrooms have a "bite" to their texture and the earthy, concentrated flavor actually stands up and asserts itself.

Aug 13, 2013
unclejoe1917 in General Topics