Shiitake & Polenta: a Step Toward Self-Sufficiency?

Hurray, Hurray, it works. You will recall that he put a log in the bath and then back to the garden and to my amazement we got Mushrooms, 220g worth of Shiitake.
Not exactly self sufficiency especially since the next harvest will take place in 2 month time, after a new bathing session but still wasn't I half proud when I cooked "The".
For such a feast I also hand picked what was left of the rocket e.g.: 4 leaves but that looks good on the photograph.

I Dived in my recipe book of the moment "lighten up" by Jill Dupleix and decided for "Soft Polenta with Mushrooms".

Nothing beats fresh food in my opinion but fresh from the garden when you live in a city is quiet magical.

Would I recommend the log? yes and no obviously it is a thrill but it is also a lot of kerfuffle, but if you would like to get your own here is the address Ann Miller's Speciality Mushrooms

Soft Polenta with Mushrooms

Serves 4
  • up to 750 grs of mushrooms dried and fresh or in this case 220g of freshly hand-picked gathering
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • handful of rock leaves

For the polenta
follow the instructions on the packet use 150g of instant polenta

Heat the oil in a frying pan
Add garlic and mushrooms
Toss well
Add salt pepper and parsley
Simmer for 10 minutes
Cook the polenta according to the packet instructions.
Spoon the polenta onto warm plates, mushrooms on the top, rocket to decorate

More about polenta.......Polenta on Foodista


Unknown said...

You're right nothing beats fresh food and way to grow your own mushrooms! You know I've never had polenta before but I'm inspired to try it now. If you don't mind I'd love to direct Foodista readers to your blog. Just add your choice of widget to this post and you're all set!

solange said...

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to link. What a neat little widge. As for the polenta, we have a lovely Italian shop next door, she recommanded instant polanta, it takes 5 minutes. great stuff.



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