Polenta Steak topped with a Creamy Mushroom Potpourri

August 4, 2017

Ingredients Needed

  • Prepared Polenta – Cut into 2 X 4 Inch Pieces
  • 3 Tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp of Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp of minced Onions
  • 1 Tsp of Fine Thyme
  • 1 Lb of Chopped Button Mushrooms
  • ¼ Cup Red Wine
  • ½ Cup of Vegetable Stock
  • ½ Cup of Heavy Cream
  • ½ Tsp of Cayenne Powder
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste



Place polenta steaks onto a greased baking sheet and into a hot oven preheated to 375 Degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until crisp. In a medium sauté over high heat, add the olive oil and sauté the garlic, onions and thyme for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms have softened and most of the liquid has evaporated, maybe 7 minutes.

Deglaze by adding the wine, stir and scrape the caramelized bits at the bottom of the pan and reduce for 2 minutes. Add the stock and reduce to a simmer until half the liquid has evaporated. Add the cream and cook gently for 3 minutes until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat and season with cayenne, salt and pepper.

Place your polenta steaks on your plate and spoon your creamy mushroom potpourri atop.

Serve as a starter or small canapé.

Photo Credit – www.mnn.com

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Sesame Chicken

June 16, 2017

Ingredients Needed

3 boneless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
For the marinade/batter
6 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons cornstarch
4 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon baking powder

For the sauce:
3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chili paste
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Peanut oil, for deep-frying
3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

Wash the chicken under cold running water, pat dry and trim off any excess fat. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes and put into a large mixing bowl. Add the marinade ingredients to the bowl and stir to combine. Set aside to marinate while you prepare the sauce.

To make the sauce: In a saucepan, add the sesame oil and set over low heat. Add the ginger and garlic and fry gently until fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the remaining sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir well to dissolve the cornstarch. Gently pour into the saucepan with the fried ginger and garlic. Stir as you pour because the cornstarch will thicken up pretty quickly. Keep warm over low heat.

In a heavy-bottomed pot or deep-fryer heat enough oil to come halfway up the sides of the pot, to 375 degrees F.

Fry the chicken, in small batches, until golden and crispy, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the chicken using a wire mesh strainer and drain on paper towels. Season with a little salt, to taste. To serve, arrange the fried chicken on a platter and pour drizzle with the sauce. Sprinkle with a generous amount of toasted sesame seeds and garnish with scallions and cilantro sprigs.

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