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Chanterelle, Green Onion, Brie, Arugula, and Lemon Pizza

Gretchen
Servings 1 personal-sized pizza

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pizza dough ball (either basic pizza dough or 2-hour pizza dough is fine)
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 cup cleaned and trimmed chanterelles
  • 1 tablespoon butter (preferably unsalted)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 large handfuls of arugula
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil (plus possibly more)
  • 4 ounces mozzarella, cut into cubes
  • 1 ½ ounces mild brie, cut into small cubes
  • 1 lemon

Instructions
 

Prepare the oven and cook the mushrooms and green onions:

  • Preheat the oven to 550 degrees Fahrenheit with your pizza stone inside.
  • Thinly slice the 2 green onions, discarding the upper green leafy part.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat in a wide pan. Add the green onions, 1 cup of cleaned and trimmed chanterelles, a generous pinch of salt (if you used salted butter, omit the extra salt), and a few cracks of fresh pepper.
  • Cook over high heat, stirring frequently, until tender. This should take about 2 minutes. (If you’re multiplying this recipe to make more pizzas, it will take a bit longer.)

Make the arugula drizzle:

  • In a blender, blend almost all of the 3 large handfuls of arugula (saving just a few leaves for garnish) with the 1 garlic clove, 1/2 cup olive oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to make a drizzleable mixture.
  • If necessary to achieve the right consistency, add more olive oil.
  • Note: this makes much more arugula drizzle than you’ll need for this recipe, but it’s very difficult to make in smaller quantities. Save it for another use!

Assemble and bake your pizza:

  • Stretch the pizza dough to an approximately 12” circle, then brush with a thin layer of olive oil.
  • Sprinkle the 3 ounces of mozzarella cubes evenly over the dough, then repeat with the 1 1/2 ounces brie.
  • Transfer the pizza to your preheated pizza stone and bake until the crust is golden-brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly, turning once about halfway through.
  • When the pizza is done, top with some arugula drizzle. Zest a little bit of lemon zest onto it, and enjoy!