Sunday, June 28, 2009

Porcini Mushrooms over Garlic Polenta, Broiled Tomatoes, and Smoked Mozzarella

Please, please, please go buy a few fresh porcini mushrooms that are now available at Whole Foods. At 40 bucks a pound, they are not cheap, but you will not often have the chance to get your hands on these rare gems. They can't be cultivated, so like truffles, they must be found in the wild. The Wife says they taste like bacon. I'll have to take her at her word. All you have to do is get them to the plate without messing them up. This entails sautéeing them in a little bit of butter, seasoning them with salt and pepper, and serving them over pasta or polenta. It is that simple, and it is money well spent.


Bianca said...

$40 bucks a pound! Jesus Christ! I think I'll take your word for how awesome they are. I'm poor and cheap. But they sound great.

helen said...

what's the scoop with garlic polenta? Not a dish/ingredient i'm familiar with at all.

The Chubby Vegetarian said...

Oh it is just polenta made with a garlicy broth.

3 cups water
1 cup polenta
1 bullion cube
5 cloves garlic

mix it up and cook for 40 minutes

A said...

O.M.G. Incredible!

recovergirl said...

thanks for the polenta recipe. that is what I was going to ask for. is there a way to search your blog.
i'm a new fan of your blog

Chris Herrington said...

this looks amazing. I'm pledging myself to be better about reading your blog and trying out the recipes