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Polenta with Wild Mushrooms

Serves 6
Time 45 min
This satisfying vegetarian dish, served over creamy polenta, pairs delicious aromatics like garlic and leeks with fresh rosemary, tender mushrooms and crumbled Gorgonzola.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 pound button mushrooms sliced
  • 3/4 pound shiitake mushrooms stems removed, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 thinly sliced leeks, white and light green part only
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 ounces Gorgonzola crumbled
Method

Bring 4 cups salted water to a boil. Add polenta and cook according to package directions. 

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add sliced mushrooms, salt and pepper and sear until browned, about 5 minutes. Lower the heat to medium and cook until mushrooms begin to release their liquid, 5 more minutes. Add garlic and leeks and continue cooking until leeks are wilted and soft 3-4 minutes. Add rosemary and season with salt and pepper. Set aside. When polenta is ready, serve immediately and top with mushrooms and crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.

For a double-duty meal, you can prepare double the amount of polenta. Serve half for dinner, add different ingredients to the remainder, allow to set up and cool, and bake for breakfast the next morning.

Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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  • 1 cup polenta
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 pound button mushrooms sliced
  • 3/4 pound shiitake mushrooms stems removed, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 thinly sliced leeks, white and light green part only
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 ounces Gorgonzola crumbled