Another “it’s raining outside and we need comfort food” recipe that combines the earthy taste of mushrooms with hearty red wine and creamy polenta. And if you’re looking to cut back on your meat consumption, then this is a great dish because mushrooms really do work well as a substitute.

 

Here's what you'll need...

  • 120g polenta
  • 400ml water
  • 100ml milk
  • 25g grated parmesan
  • 50g butter
  • 2 portabella mushrooms
  • 200g shitake mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 300ml red wine
  • 100ml water

ingredients needed for red wine mushrooms on polenta

 

Red wine mushrooms on a bed of polenta served with a glass of wine

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  • 1

    Put the mushrooms into a saucepan the large enough to fit them next to each other. Add the wine, thyme and garlic and then swirl the saucepan a little to cover all the mushrooms.

    Variety of mushrooms in a saucepan with thyme

  • 2

    Add the vinegar. Now bring the mushrooms/wine to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer with a lid on for 30 minutes.

    how to make red wine mushrooms on polenta - step two

  • 3

    Once the mushrooms are soft, take them out of the saucepan and rest them on a warm plate. Bring the wine mix back to a slow boil to reduce it to a sauce, 10 minutes should do it.

    how to make red wine mushrooms on polenta - step three

  • 4

    To make the polenta, add the milk to the hot water and bring to a boil. Slowly add in the polenta and stir continuously, once thickened, add the butter and stir until combined. Now add the grated parmesan stir until smooth.

    how to make red wine mushrooms on polenta - step four

  • 5

    Serve the polenta topped with the mushrooms and drizzle with the reduced sauce.

    Red wine mushrooms served on polenta with a glass of red wine

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By Carole Poirot on 25.03.19

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