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Pizza with Mushrooms (Fresh, Canned or Frozen)?

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JeetJet Feb 14, 2008 11:47 AM

There are continuing comments here about mushrooms on pizza (canned vs. fresh). These discussions reminded me of a pizza hunt I want to do. Anyone have a rec for a pizza made with fresh sauteed mushrooms or frozen mushrooms?

Mushrooms as a pizza topping can be either great or bad. Fresh mushrooms and canned mushrooms that have not been properly drained can add too much moisture to the pizza crust. A soggy pizza crust is worst than a limp greasy crust resulting from too much oil in the meat toppings. I am looking for a pizza made with either frozen mushrooms or fresh sauteed mushrooms added after the pizza has been cooking for a while.I like frozen french fries more than fresh (less moisture in the end product IMO) am I hope to find the same is true with frozen mushrooms as a pizza topping. It would be great to have this on a really good pizza but the rest of the pizza only needs to be OK because I just want to explore the difference in mushrooms.

Good read on pizza toppings – see the mushroom section.
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    nick_r RE: JeetJet Feb 14, 2008 12:52 PM

    Been a while since I've bought one, but the Trader Joe's four cheese with wild mushroom is one of the best frozen pizzas I've ever had.

    CPK makes a very good one in a similar vein as well.

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      Emme RE: nick_r Feb 14, 2008 07:43 PM

      CPK is different though, IMO, because it's a mixture of wild mushrooms on top of a walnut pesto served w/ parsley... not just a mushroom pizza.

    2. schmamo RE: JeetJet Feb 14, 2008 01:38 PM

      Bloom Cafe has a terrific three mushroom pizza made with shitakes, portabellas and white mushrooms. You might want to give that a try in your hunt for perfect mushroom pizza. My guess is that these are of the fresh variety, but I've never asked.

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        jkao1817 RE: JeetJet Feb 14, 2008 01:45 PM

        Petrillo's

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          jeffrey RE: JeetJet Feb 14, 2008 02:14 PM

          Joe Peeps loads up the fresh mushrooms and is not soggy. They do a canned version, too, but the fresh taste better.

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            Emme RE: jeffrey Feb 14, 2008 07:42 PM

            In addition to Joe Peep's, try Caioti.

            In the city, Abbot's.

            Farther out, Zelo or Tony's Little Italy.

          2. ReelMike84 RE: JeetJet Feb 14, 2008 05:41 PM

            Here is a relatively recent thread to set you in the right direction:

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/452894

            1. bernardo RE: JeetJet Feb 14, 2008 06:29 PM

              We love mushroom pizzas but the local offerings suck in general. Either too few mushies, not fresh or fresh but not properly prepped before adding to pizza. Sorry situation.

              On the plus side, Sammy's (mostly in San Diego) does mushrooms on pizza right, we had one in FV but they went belly up. Closest I can come is to sautee lotsa sliced fresh mushies in a nonstick fry pan, pat dry and add to a basic pizza frozen pizza like Cal Kitchen's 4 cheese or Margarita. BTW, frozen mushies don't work, too rubbery.

              Bottom line, I'd kill (figuratively) for a great mushie pizza somewhere, but so far the Holy Grail remains elusive.

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                J.L. RE: bernardo Feb 14, 2008 07:20 PM

                Have you tried the pizze funghi at Cafe Angelino on 3rd St.? It rocks.

                Cafe Angelino (on 3rd, just east of the corner of 3rd & Robertson)
                310.246.1177

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