Ingredients

How to make it

  • In a medium saucepan, bring the water and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil. Add the cornmeal in a slow stream, whisking constantly. Whisk in 3 tablespoons of the oil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon,until the polenta is thick, about 20 minutes. Stir in the Parmesan. Remove from the heat but cover to keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together the ricotta, mascarpone, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Put in the refrigerator.
  • In a large frying pan, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil with the butter over moderately high heat. Add the mushrooms, garlic, and 1/4teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, until the mushrooms are golden, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in the parsley and pepper.
  • Stir the polenta. It should be thick but still pourable. If it’s too thick, stir in more water. You may need as much as a cup. Using a large spoon or a medium ice-cream scoop, put three mounds of the cheese mixture onto each of four plates.
  • Ladle the hot polenta over the mounds of cheese and top with the mushrooms. Serve.

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    " It was excellent "
    lenora ate it and said...
    Polenta was discovered when my Mom made us tamale pie. It was so delicious to me. My kids didn't like it much but has always been one of my favs. Thanks for the post.
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    I have never made polenta.... this sounds like i may need to make it soon..
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    LOVE this!! Mushrooms and cheese...can never go wrong!! Great post.
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  • kidaria 6 years ago
    What a yummy combination!
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  • catbot79 6 years ago
    I, too, love all varieties of cornmeal, and think this dish looks tops. I have this and a couple of other recipes for polenta cakes... and a big box of polenta... so I'm about to be in a very happy place, ha ha ha :) Thanks for sharing this, Dana!
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    " It was excellent "
    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    You have my attention. Polenta, grits, all the same. Love this. Thanks Dana.
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    " It was excellent "
    cakelady ate it and said...
    I love polenta.....and shiitake mushrooms...you've got my 5. Great post!
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    I love Polenta!! this sounds fantastic!! got my 5
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Good heavens - how luscious and pretty are they? I'm going to make these for a special meal I'm planning. Oh yeah....yumm. Thanks, Dana hon...you've now become part of my party.
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Sounds very good. I like anything with mushrooms.
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  • danadooley 6 years ago
    Yeah jett, I always suspected that polenta and grits were blood cousins lol I guess you've just confirmed it for me. Since I love polenta, I'm sure I could just as easily fall madly in love with grits ;)
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  • jett2whit 6 years ago
    looks like some fancy cheese grits with some mushrooms on it. sounds pretty good!
    jett
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