Food

Mushroom Pizza

Serves 4

Ingredients :
4 very large brown mushrooms, (deep enough to hold the  filling) wiped clean
150g Fior Di Latte mozzarella

Homemade Tomato Sauce:
a generous glug of olive oil
2 crushed cloves of garlic
1 fresh chilli, chopped (optional)
410g tin chopped tomatoes
1 – 2 tsp sugar
salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning

Topping suggestions:
Baby tomatoes
Fried bacon
Fried chorizo
Torn ham
Pineapple chunks
Pitted olives
Capers
Sliced jalapenos
Fresh basil leaves (as garnish)

Method:
Fry the garlic and chilli in the olive oil until soft
Add the tomatoes and sugar
Season with salt and pepper and simmer uncovered for about  15 minutes, stirring often, until the tomato sauce has reduced and thickened
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C
Place the mushrooms cap side down on a lightly greased baking sheet
Spoon the tomato sauce inside the mushrooms caps and spread the sauce to cover the cap
Tear the mozzarella into small pieces and dot the tomato sauce with 2 thirds of the cheese
Top the mushrooms with your preferred topping ingredients and dot with the remaining cheese
Place in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes until the mushrooms are cooked through and the cheese melted
Set the oven to grill and grill the mushrooms for a few extra minutes until the cheese bubbles to a golden brown
Serve immediately

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