Polenta Bites With Caramelized Mushrooms

Recipe by Manami
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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cooking the Polenta:
  • In a medium, heavy pot over high heat bring cream, stock, salt & nutmeg to a boil.
  • Add polents gradually, whisking constantly.
  • When mixture thickens, switch to wooden spoon and adjust the heat to maintain a bare simmer.
  • Cook stirring often, until thick, smooth aand creamy,about 15 minutes.
  • Add Parmesan and stir.
  • Keep warm over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  • If polenta gets dry as it sits, stir in 1/4 cup of warm stock or cream.
  • To Prepare Mushrooms:
  • In medium skillet over high heat, heat olive oil.
  • When oil is hot, sprinkle in mushrooms in a single layer.
  • DO NOT STIR THEM!
  • Let them sizzle until they have caramelized on the bottom, 2 minutes.
  • When the bottoms are caramelized toss them once and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Continue to cook with out stirring for 5 minutes.
  • Season again, with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Add butter or margarine or olive oil and add shallots; cook for 3 minutes.
  • Continue to cook until garlic turns brown.
  • DO NOT BURN THE GARLIC!
  • Add the thyme and cook for 10 seconds.
  • Add lemon juice and wine.
  • Cook until the mushrooms are glazed with the sauce.
  • Add parsley then stir and remove from heat.
  • Place 1 tablespoon of warm polenta onto a spoon.
  • Place 1/2 teaspoon of mushroom mixture on the polenta.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of Parmesan.
  • Serve at once.
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