2 December 2019
Soft Polenta and Wild Mushrooms
Mix the stock and polenta in a saucepan and slowly bring to a simmer, whisking occasionally. Simmer very gently for at least 45 minutes, whisking from time to time then more frequently towards the end of cooking.
Adjust seasoning according of the saltiness of your stock. When ready, the polenta should be very liquid, soft and silky. Using a soft brush, wipe the dirt from the mushrooms, trim the ends and roughly chop the larger ones.
When the polenta is almost ready, pan-fry the mushrooms in batches, according to their individual cooking time. Set aside on a plate while you cook the next batch.
When all the mushrooms have been cooked, pan-fry the onion slices for a couple of minutes.
Add the mushrooms back into the pan, along with the gravy and herbs. Season well and cook for about a minute, just enough to reheat the mushrooms and coat them with the sauce.
Spoon some polenta on a serving plate and top with the mushrooms and juices.