Louie & Chan is a restaurant like no other — the food is amazing and the experience cannot be matched. If you have the opportunity to dine there, you definitely should. If you can’t, the Executive Chef, Kevin Chun gave The Daily Meal the recipe to one of their many delicious pizzas. The tartufata pizza is made with three different kinds of mushrooms, topped with parmesan cheese, and truffle oil. You can experience Louie & Chan right from the comfort of your own home.
- 6 garlic cloves
- 4 Ounces olive oil
- 3 Ounces crimini mushrooms, cleaned, whole
- 3 Ounces maitake mushrooms, cleaned, whole
- 3 Ounces shiitake mushrooms, cleaned, stem off
- Sea salt, to taste
- Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
- 3 sprigs thyme, leaves only
- Pizza dough
- 3 Ounces Buffalo mozzarella
- 1 Tablespoon white truffle oil
- 1/2 Tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated
Preheat your oven to 550 degrees F.
Place the garlic and olive oil in a small pot and turn to high heat. Once the garlic has started to simmer in the oil, turn it off and set aside.
Place your cleaned mushrooms mix on a sheet pan, with no oil. (If your pan is old or worn, you can grease the bottom of the pan with a little extra virgin olive oil). Place the mushrooms in the oven and cook for about 20 to 25 minutes, rotating them every 7 to 8 minutes. The mushrooms are done, when they are completely roasted throughout, almost to the point of being burnt. They should be slightly shriveled and look almost dry.
Once the mushrooms are done, place in a mixing bowl. Add the oil from the pot with the garlic, discarding the cloves. Season with salt and pepper, add fresh thyme leaves, and mix thoroughly. Set aside to cool, and allow the mushrooms to absorb the flavor of the garlic oil.
Stretch your dough. If making a round pizza, it will stretch to about a 12 inch size. Place as much or as little of the mushroom mix on your pizza, be careful and drain the mushrooms slightly, if they are too oily. Distribute the buffalo mozzarella on the pizza, and place pizza into the oven using a pizza peel or pizza pan if not using a stone.
Once the crust is golden brown, or done to your liking, remove from oven.
Garnish with white truffle oil, grated Parmesan, sea salt, and cracked pepper over the top of the pizza.
Slice and enjoy!