Ingredients 4 cups water Salt to taste 1 cup polenta 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3/4 pound button mushrooms, sliced 3/4 pound shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, sliced Pepper to taste 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 thinly sliced leeks (white and light green part only) 2 teaspoons finely chopped rosemary 2 ounces Gorgonzola, crumbled
Method Bring water and salt to a boil in a medium pot. Add the polenta while whisking constantly to avoid lumps and cook according to the package directions.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook until browned. Reduce heat to medium and cook until the mushrooms begin to release their liquid. Add garlic and leeks and continue cooking until leeks are wilted and soft. Add rosemary and season with salt and pepper; set aside.
When polenta is ready, serve immediately and top with cooked mushrooms and crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.
I have also done it the fast way of using the Polenta in the tube and just cooked the mushrooms as above and just spooned it over the slices. I prefer it nice and creamy though and make it from scratch as in the receipt above.
I just boiled cornmeal, I didn't get the premade stuff. I bought it in bulk at whole foods, along with some other stuff. It was just delicious, though! Creamy and sweet and smooth. Boy, I'd love a bowl right now, it's so cold in my school...
I don't usually make it for breakfast. I make it for lunch or dinner and top it with seasoned black beans, sauteed mushrooms, or a pasta sauce. I add different herbs or spices depending on the direction I am going to go with it, but I don't do a lot of seasoning because I like the flavor of the topping to be the star.
OK, I made polenta for breakfast - it was SOOO yum! I put a spoonful of pumpkin butter in it and sprinkled a touch of brown sugar on top, I thought I'd donge to heaven! Does anyone have any suggestions on what else I can put in this becuase I am hooked! (i've already decided that maybe it needs some flaxseed or something to boost the nutritional content, becuase it does seem to be lacking in the fiber/fat categories)
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