mushrooms. delicious, delicious mushrooms. i’ve never met one i didn’t like. decided to try these beauties in a very simple dish.
above are hen of the woods mushrooms, and the lobster mushroom (called that for obvious reasons).
sauteed these babies at a high heat, and plopped them ontop of a beautiful, and flavourful polenta. cornmeal was slowly poured and whisked into some stock that was brought up to a rolling boil. then occasionally stirred for a good hour until its turned into a quiet yellow. added butter and a healthy dose of parm at the very end.
a lot of people don’t like polenta, i think these are some of the most important things to make it tasty: adding flavour where you can (with stock, parm, butter); cornmeal thickens quite a bit, so add a lot of stock/water to keep it creamy and loose; cook for quite a while to avoid any graininess.
i miss the food hugs of comfort food in the cold months, and i’m gearing up for it! soothing stews and concoctions that have been sitting on the stove for a healthy amount of time, bring a smile to my face.
this weekend was pretty solid, a bunch of people came back into town for thanksgiving, as well as a couple birthdays, AND pulled an essential muscle that now makes it extremely painful to sneeze and even laugh!
now its time to play catch up…