These flavorful fungi roast up to a tantalizing texture perfect for pastas, sprinkling on soups, or just snacking on straight from the pan (yes, they’re that good!). They’re also fabulous on pizzas--give them a few minutes’ head start in the oven then load up your pie & let them finish crisping up on the dough while it all bakes together.
½ lb Maitake mushrooms, torn into chunks
2-3 Tbsp oil (we prefer EVOO)
3-6 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp salt (to taste)
Oven @ 375F
Mix ingredients together to coat maitakes & garlic in oil. Spread evenly on a pan. Keep in oven 20-30 mins, stirring every 5 mins, until just about overdone (deep golden brown).
For pizza, roast maitakes for 10-15 mins before spreading over dough/sauce/other toppings, then finish roasting in the oven as pizza cooks. (Adding fresh arugula & a squeeze of lemon to the pizza right out of the oven/off the grill is a level up!)
Enjoy your crispy maitakes!