Polenta Bites With Caramelized Mushrooms

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

This needs to be served piping hot, have polenta and mushrooms ready to go; as guests arrive. Create a spoonful bite-size bits as needed. What a delicious indulgence! You will need a lot of extra spoons, so if you are serving this to guests - have them ready, as well. Found this on Napa Style web site. Update:10/09/2006 -- we had this the other night and served it on Chinese soup spoons and it worked out great!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cooking the Polenta:.
  2. In a medium, heavy pot over high heat bring cream, stock, salt & nutmeg to a boil.
  3. Add polents gradually, whisking constantly.
  4. When mixture thickens, switch to wooden spoon and adjust the heat to maintain a bare simmer.
  5. Cook stirring often, until thick, smooth aand creamy,about 15 minutes.
  6. Add Parmesan and stir.
  7. Keep warm over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  8. If polenta gets dry as it sits, stir in 1/4 cup of warm stock or cream.
  9. To Prepare Mushrooms:.
  10. In medium skillet over high heat, heat olive oil.
  11. When oil is hot, sprinkle in mushrooms in a single layer.
  13. Let them sizzle until they have caramelized on the bottom, 2 minutes.
  14. When the bottoms are caramelized toss them once and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  15. Continue to cook with out stirring for 5 minutes.
  16. Season again, with salt & pepper to taste.
  17. Add butter or margarine or olive oil and add shallots; cook for 3 minutes.
  18. Continue to cook until garlic turns brown.
  20. Add the thyme and cook for 10 seconds.
  21. Add lemon juice and wine.
  22. Cook until the mushrooms are glazed with the sauce.
  23. Add parsley then stir and remove from heat.
  24. Place 1 tablespoon of warm polenta onto a spoon.
  25. Place 1/2 teaspoon of mushroom mixture on the polenta.
  26. Garnish with a sprinkle of Parmesan.
  27. Serve at once.
Most Helpful