Polenta with Mushroom Ragu and Crispy Bacon | How to make Polenta with Mushroom Ragu and Crispy Bacon

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About Polenta with Mushroom Ragu and Crispy Bacon

The classic polenta dish with the amazing flavours of bacon and mushroom.

The delicious and mouthwatering Polenta with Mushroom Ragu and Crispy Bacon is a famous dish of Italian and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Polenta with Mushroom Ragu and Crispy Bacon is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Polenta with Mushroom Ragu and Crispy Bacon. Agri form shared this Polenta with Mushroom Ragu and Crispy Bacon recipe which is perfect to serve for 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Polenta with Mushroom Ragu and Crispy Bacon. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Polenta with Mushroom Ragu and Crispy Bacon recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

  • Prep Time20mins
  • Cook Time45mins
  • Serves4People
Polenta with Mushroom Ragu and Crispy Bacon

Ingredients to make Polenta with Mushroom Ragu and Crispy Bacon

  • For the mushroom sauce:
  • 500 gms Fresh mushroom (whatever you can get your hands on)
  • 50 grams Dry Shiitake or Porcini, soaked in hot water (optional)
  • 50 ml Extra virgin olive oil
  • Handful Fresh thyme
  • A glug of White wine
  • ¼ cup Tomato puree
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 8 rashers Bacon
  • For the Polenta:
  • 400 gms Polenta flour
  • 1.5 litres Water
  • 500 ml milk
  • 50 gms Grated Piave
  • Salt and pepper to Season

How to make Polenta with Mushroom Ragu and Crispy Bacon

  1. To prepare the mushroom sauce:
  2. Prepare the mushrooms, wipe them clean, and slice them. In case you use dry mushrooms, make sure they become soft in water, and slice them. Reserve a little bit of water in which the dry mushroom were soaking.
  3. Fry the bacon in a pan till they are nice and crisp; keep warm.
  4. Heat olive oil in a frying pan, add garlic and onion and saute for a minute or so. Stir in the mushroom, thyme and the wine. Cook for another couple of minutes.
  5. Add tomato puree and the reserved mushroom water. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for another 10 minutes.
  6. To make the polenta:
  7. Place the water and milk in a heavy deep soup pot or a sauce pan and bring it to boil. Add generous amount of salt.
  8. Pour the polenta with your hand, whisking in continuously so that no lumps are formed. This process is a bit like making upma, but we want the consistency to be much thinner, almost like porridge.
  9. Continue stirring the polenta till you get the desired consistency. Add Piave cheese and give it a good stir again.
  10. In case your polenta has become thicker than porridge, add a bit more water and sir it well.
  11. Pour a ladle of polenta in a shallow soup plate, top it with mushroom sauce, and a little more grated Piave.
  12. Garnish with two slices of crispy bacon. Serve right away.
My Tip: In case you do not have dry mushroom, make the sauce with fresh button Mushroom. I have used Tomato Puree here, but you could make this sauce without tomato (with bechamel sauce).

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