Roasted Mushrooms over Sage and Thyme Polenta

One of the few reasons I was excited to move to Kentucky was the longer growing season. Despite the long, long winter here, I was still able to get herb and vegetable garden going a little sooner than had I been up north. I was going to keep it low key since I am pregnant, but I added a little more because I cannot help myself.  I planted two types of heirloom tomatoes that turn black when they ripen. So far it has been great tomato weather.

I now have a ton of herbs, although I could not find tarragon here. I had to use the sage that before it got out of hand- there is no waiting for pumpkin season this year! I remembered that I used to put it in polenta a long time ago. Despite the fact that I could not find instant polenta here, and I had to stir it for 30 minutes, this recipe is definitely a keeper. Once I find instant polenta, I will be making it again. You could use nutritional yeast to make it vegan. The roasted mushrooms we sooo good! I served it with a salad.

 

  • 1 (12-ounce) package assorted wild mushrooms (fresh, not dried)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 cup instant polenta

  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh sage

  • 2 T fresh thyme

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.

  2. Toss the mushrooms in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes, or until nicely browned.

  3. While the veggies are roasting, bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce the heat to low and slowly whisk in the polenta and continue to whisk constantly until the polenta is thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup of Parmesan, herbs, and salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Divide the polenta into 4 bowls and top each with 1/4 of the roasted veggies and 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Italian Inspired. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s