Author Topic: Best style of mushroom for a pizza ?  (Read 1671 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline all1knew

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 24
Best style of mushroom for a pizza ?
« on: July 31, 2011, 07:01:56 PM »
Hello all,

 Is Portobello king or is there something better?

Bill


Online Pete-zza

  • Lifetime Member
  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 21193
  • Location: Texas
  • Always learning
« Last Edit: July 31, 2011, 07:31:21 PM by Pete-zza »


Offline Jackitup

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 3428
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Hastings, MN
Re: Best style of mushroom for a pizza ?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 04:39:17 AM »
Hen of the woods/Maitake/Grifola frondosa, is hands down one of the best and safest to pick wild mushrooms there is. In season now and grow in 5 to 30 pound clumps and more. Around till the hard frosts hit. AWESOME mushroom. Walk the woods now around white and red oaks. Texture is almost meaty. Once you try these you will want no other!! Google Chicken of the woods, it is a different mushroom ALSO very good. Warning: limit alcohol consumption with all wild mushrooms or you and all around you will pay dearly! You for your painful, bloated gut and everyone else for what comes out......if you catch my 'drift'.....I don't know how I know about this toxic reaction???????

Jon  :-D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grifola_frondosa

http://www.michiganmorels.com/beyond_the_morel/henofthewoods.html

http://theforagerpress.com/fieldguide/octfd.htm

http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Mushrooms.Folder/HenOfTheWoods.html
Save A Cow, Eat A Vegan....Totally Organic And Hormone Free!!

Offline Bill/SFNM

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4036
  • Location: Santa Fe, NM
Re: Best style of mushroom for a pizza ?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 07:57:29 AM »
I can't imagine any mushroom that wouldn't taste great on a pizza, but porcini are my absolute favorite:

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,8911.msg77247.html#msg77247

When I use store-bought mushrooms, I like like a mixture of baby portobellos, shitake, & oyster. 

Offline TXCraig1

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 10627
  • Location: Houston, TX
Re: Best style of mushroom for a pizza ?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011, 11:55:43 AM »
Mushroom, mozz, parm, pepper, white truffle oil (post-bake drizzle) is one of our favorite pies. We almost always use crimini mushroom/baby portobello (I think they are the same thing) but this is mostly for the color - they taste just about the same as the regular white ones on a pizza.

CL
I love pigs. They convert vegetables into bacon.

Offline pizzablogger

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 1334
  • Location: Baltimore
Re: Best style of mushroom for a pizza ?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2011, 12:01:09 PM »
I can't imagine any mushroom that wouldn't taste great on a pizza, but porcini are my absolute favorite:

x2 here.

When I die I would not mind it one bit if my ashes were mixed with the steeped, concentrated liquid of porcini mushrooms and then that liquid-ash mixture was forced into a wheel of parmigiano-reggiano! --K
"It's Baltimore, gentlemen, the gods will not save you." --Burrell

Offline BrickStoneOven

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1586
  • Location: Boston
Re: Best style of mushroom for a pizza ?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2011, 07:35:28 PM »
It might get a little expensive but chanterelles are awesome. Plus they add a very nice color to the finished pizza.

Offline CDNpielover

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 640
  • Location: Sonoran Desert
Re: Best style of mushroom for a pizza ?
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2011, 09:24:10 PM »
I find that fresh mushrooms release too much water and make the pizza all wet and soggy.  i started to roast the mushrooms in the oven before cooking, which helps to remove the water but also really changed the taste and texture.  what do the rest of you do to prevent this water probelm?


 

pizzapan