dish
Polenta with Wild Mushroom Ragout

4
Serves
404
Calories
16
Nutrients
15
Vitamins

Ingredients

1/4 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1 cup skim milk
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped shallots
2 cups sliced wild mushrooms (shiitake, oyster, chanterelles)
1 sprig fresh tarragon , or 1/4 teaspoon dried
1/8 teaspoon salt

Cooking Instructions

For the Polenta:

1. Heat the olive oil in a pot over low heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, keeping the heat low so the garlic doesn't burn.

2. Add the milk, bay leaf and cayenne pepper. Increase the heat and bring the milk to a boil.

3. Pour the cornmeal into the hot milk slowly, whisking constantly. After all the cornmeal has been added, cook 3 to 4 minutes more, stirring constantly.

4. Remove the pot from the heat and slowly stir in the grated cheese.

5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

For the Wild Mushroom Ragout:

1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook until they begin to soften, about 2 minutes.

2. Turn the heat to medium-high, add the mushrooms and sauté 2 minutes more.

3. Add the tomatoes, tarragon, salt and pepper. Heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. If using canned tomatoes, simmer for 30 minutes to reduce the acidic taste.

4. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste. (This can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.)

5. To serve, place a portion of polenta on a warm plate and spoon on the mushroom ragout.

Serving Size: about 1 cup

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 4
Calories
404
Protein
20 g
Total Carbohydrate
57 g
Dietary Fiber
17 g
Soluble Fiber
1 g
Insoluble Fiber
2 g
Sugar
8 g
Total Fat
12 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Monounsaturated Fat
6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
3 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
7 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
1 g
Percent Calories from Protein
20 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
55 %
Percent Calories from Fat
25 %
Vitamin A
1456 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
2 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
9 mcg
Vitamin C
37 mg
Vitamin D
26 IU
Folate
49 mcg
Vitamin E
2 IU
Vitamin K
13 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
1 mg
Calcium
209 mg
Iron
10 mg
Phosphorus
166 mg
Potassium
545 mg
Sodium
335 mg
Zinc
1 mg