Broiled Polenta With Mushrooms and Cheese

Broiled Polenta With Mushrooms and Cheese created by justcallmetoni

I love mushrooms and was really drawn to this recipe. I haven't tried it yet. It comes from the cookbook Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home, and I am posting it for the Zaar World Tour.

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  • If you use the porcini mushrooms, pleace them in a bowl, cover with the boiling water, and set aside for about 10 minutes.
  • In a saucepan, bring the 3 cups water and salt to a rapid boil.
  • Add the cornmeal in a thin, steady stream, whisking to prevent lumps.
  • Lower the heat to simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking until the polenta thickens.
  • While the polenta cooks, strain the porcini mushrooms and rinse them.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet and saute the 1 1/2 cups mushrooms, garlic, and porcini on medium heat until the oil is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the wine and add salt.
  • Simmer gently for another minute or two.
  • Preheat the broiler.
  • Spread the polenta in and oiled pie plate or casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle the mozzarella on the polenta.
  • Spoon the sauteed mushrooms over the mozzarella and finish with a layer of the smoked cheddar and/or provolone.
  • Add pepper to taste.
  • Broil for 3-5 minutes until cheese is golden brown, and serve bubbling hot.
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  1. KLBoyle
    Oh man! This dish is amazing! I love polenta but had been too scared to make it myself as I thought it would be difficult. I couldn't be more wrong,it was so easy and this dish is over the top. I used chicken broth instead of water and added a bit of parmesan cheese. I also served with crostini for dipping like my favorite restaurant does. I'm already dreaming of leftovers :) Thanks for posting this winner!
  2. KLBoyle
    Oh man! This dish is amazing! I love polenta but had been too scared to make it myself as I thought it would be difficult. I couldn't be more wrong,it was so easy and this dish is over the top. I used chicken broth instead of water and added a bit of parmesan cheese. I also served with crostini for dipping like my favorite restaurant does. I'm already dreaming of leftovers :) Thanks for posting this winner!
  3. djbarnez
    This one is a KEEPER! I realized right after I lovingly spread the shredded cheese evenly on the top that I had forgotten the wine/sherry...after I had made a special trip to the liquor store!! It was still delicious without the alcohol but I anticipate even better results next time. This was the first time I made polenta from scratch instead of buying the tube and slicing it up - and it was absolutely fantastic. Broiled 5 mins - perfection. Thanks :)
  4. adopt a greyhound
    Very good side dish for chicken. I made this ahead and then put under the broiler at the last moment. I should have done the chicken first and while it was resting made the polenta. I think it would have been better. Good flavors and loved the smoked cheese in it.
  5. TreeSquirrel
    Wonderful! I usually don't have white wine or specialty cheese on hand, so I just make the recipe without the wine and use up whatever cheese blends I do have. To the polenta I add a lot of Emeril's BAM seasoning for some flavor, as well as some extra cheese. So yummy!
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