By: Michi Desu
All right, so, I was really afraid I had screwed this up.
I preheated the oven to 450, popped those suckers in without cutting out the gills (but having rinsed them off and removed the stem). When I pulled them out after 23 minutes, one of the mushrooms was flat and I thought was burned beyond salvation. The gills look pretty scary when you cook them!
Needless to say, I pushed on through it. I'm glad I did. The recipe turned out wonderfully. The gills didn't taste burned despite them looking charred black.
WARNING: Use the freshest, best ingredients you can find! I believe this is a recipe that quality ingredients can make or break.
I used Rao's Tomato Basil pasta sauce. The kalamata olives I got from a guy at the farmer's market so they were seasoned. The freshest ricotta cheese you can find. Grated parm that is not bottled Kraft or whatever, actual grated parm.
I'm gonna take my leftovers for lunch tomorrow. I'm sure they will reheat great. If not, I will come back and edit my review lol