A recipe bucket list, hmmmm this was a tough one for me. I have made so many things already I wasn’t sure what to make but I started thinking and remembered a conversation that I had with a friend of mine Randy, about a polenta that he had while out at a restaurant. A mushroom polenta. When he mentioned that I thought I would have to try it. I had never made a creamy polenta, years ago I had made one that you slice but never a creamy one. I deposited that conversation in the back of my mind to try someday. Well, here is the day!!! I was also recently flipping through a my Fine Cooking magazine and came across this recipe. Exactly what I wanted to try so off I went to make this delicious dish.
Wow was it fantastic. Another recipe for the vegetarian archives. I recently have been upping the vegetarian meals from one to two a week and if they are super delicious like this one I am not hearing complaints from my family as to where the meat is?
Try this around your table, it would make a great side too!! Happy #SundaySupper to everyone!!!
- ½ oz. dried mixed mushrooms or porcini
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 3 shallots, minced
- Kosher salt
- 2 lb. mixed fresh mushrooms (shitake, portabello, button, cremini, oyster etc.), coarsely chopped
- ½ cup dry vermouth
- 2 Tbsp. heavy cream
- ¼ cup chopped fresh mixed herbs (parsley, tarragon, basil)
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1⅛ cup cornmeal
- ¼ cup mascarpone
- ½ cup finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano
- ⅓ cup crumbled goat cheese (the one I use had a dusting of spices)
- In a small bowl with 1½ cups warm water soak the dried mushrooms for 10 min. Remove the mushrooms reserving the liquid and coarsely chop. Pour the liquid through a small sieve reserving one cup. Set both aside.
- Meanwhile in a large pot add the butter and olive oil and heat over medium heat, when the butter is melted add the shallots and saute until tender, about 4 min.
- Add the fresh mushrooms and 1 tsp. salt. Cook until they start to soften, 6 min. Add the dried mushrooms and continue cooking for about 4 min. more or until the mushrooms have released their liquid and are very tender.
- Add the vermouth and cook until it is evaporated about 2 min. more. Add the reserved mushroom water from the dried mushrooms and reduce to ⅓ cup. Stir in the heavy cream and 3 Tbsp. of the herbs. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Keep warm.
- In a medium pot bring 4½ cups of water to a boil and add cornmeal, 1 tsp. salt and stir. Cover and cook for 5 min. stirring occasionally. Whisk if needed to make it smooth. Whisk in the remaining 2 Tbsp. butter and the mascarpone. Add the parmesan and stir with a spoon.
- Serve the polenta with the mushrooms on top, sprinkled with the remaining herbs and the goat cheese.
Adapted from Fine Cooking Magazine
This week’s Sunday Supper is all about trying something new, something that’s been on your bucket list but you have yet to tackle. We have had so much fun with this and can’t wait to share these recipes with you!
Join us this Sunday at 7 pm Eastern Time on Twitter as we share our bucket list recipes during our #SundaySupper chat.
The variety of recipes this week is incredible. Many different cuisines are featured. There is something for everyone:
Sunday Supper Specialty Breads:
- Homemade Bagels with Mimosa Spread by Daily Dish Recipes
- Homemade Tortillas by Supper for a Steal
- Brioche by Gotta Get Baked
- Alton Brown’s Soft Pretzels by Hezzi-D’s Book and Cooks
- Braided Challah by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites by In the Kitchen with Audrey and Maurene
- Belgian Waffles by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Gluten-free Bread by Happy Baking Days
- Monkey Bread by Vintage Kitchen Notes
Sunday Supper Main Dishes:
- Lightened Up Slow Cooker Butter Chicken by The Meltaways
- Gluten Free Ravioli by No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
- Bagna Cauda and Potatoes by Shockingly Delicious
- Beef Wellington by Family Foodie
- Green Chili and Lentil Tamales by Mangoes and Chutney
- Mushroom Ragout over Creamy Polenta by Noshing with the Nolands
- Butternut Squash Gnocchi by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Ropa Vieja by Magnolia Days
- Tah-Dig (Persian Rice) by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Fresh Ravioli with Ricotta by Comfy Cuisine
- Stuffed Artichokes by The Roxx Box
- Braised Short Ribs by The Messy Baker blog
- Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon by Hip Foodie Mom
- French Onion Soup by The Weekend Gourmet
- Leaping Frog Chicken by The Urban Mrs.
- Fried Polenta with Spicy Tomato Relish by Mama Mommy Mom
- Savory Spinach-Filled Crepe Cake with Cheddar Sauce by Webicurean
- Japanese-Style Prosperity Pockets & Goat Cheese En Croute by Ninja Baking
- San Antonio Puffy Tacos by Sustainable Dad
- Chinese Dumplings by My Cute Bride
- Falafel by Small Wallet Big Appetite
Sunday Supper Desserts and Snacks:
- Creamy Lemon Fudge by Chocolate Moosey
- Zebra Cake by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Faux Ice Cream with Bananas by Country Girl in the Village
- Divinity by Juanita’s Cocina
- Homemade Seafoam Candy by girlichef
- French Macarons by I Run for Wine
- Mocha Macadamia Trifle with Mascarpone Cream by The Foodie Army Wife
- Nut and Seed Nougat by What Smells So Good
- Pumpkin Mocha Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting and Dulce de Leche Drizzle by Damn Delicious
- Chocolate Meringue Cake (gluten free) by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Gluten-Free Golden Fudge Cake by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Orange Rum Tiramisu Cake by Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
- Peanut Sesame Honey Brittle by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Granola Bars with Dried Fruit by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Jamaican Blue Drawers by Lovely Pantry
- Mini Classic Key Lime Pies by In the Kitchen with KP
- Donuts: Redux by Kelly Bakes
- Hot Lemon Curd Soufflés by Food Lust People Love
- Popcorn with truffle oil and asiago cheese by Ruffles & Truffles
Are you ready to tackle your culinary bucket list? I’m one down and lots to go. Perhaps my next one will be a recipe in today’s event. They all look so good. Choices, choices…
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