“Meatless Monday Recipe of the Week” – Polenta Fontina “Paninis” with Mushroom Sauce

December 21, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday Recipe of the Week” is a Polenta Fontina “Paninis” with Mushroom Sauce. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Unsalted Butter, Shallots, Exotic Mushrooms, Button Mushrooms, Thyme, Salt Pepper, Wisconsin Fontina Cheese, Sun Dried Tomatoes in Oil, and Tube Polenta. Oh, and no Meat! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Polenta Fontina “Paninis” with Mushroom Sauce
These fried mini polenta ‘sandwiches’ are filled with a fontina cheese and sun-dried tomato mixture and served with a thyme-seasoned wild mushroom and shallot sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter – divided use
1/3 cup minced shallots or onion
2 (4-ounce) packages sliced mixed exotic mushrooms or 1 (8-ounce) package sliced cremini or button mushrooms (4 cups total)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Wisconsin Fontina Cheese – divided use
1/4 cup chopped well drained sun-dried tomatoes in oil
1 (16-ounce) tube polenta or flavored polenta, cut crosswise into 16 (1/3-inch) slices

Cooking Directions:
1 – Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, thyme, salt and ground black pepper; cook and stir 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Set aside; keep warm.
2 – Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup of the cheese and tomatoes.
3 – Heat remaining 1 tablespoon butter on a large nonstick griddle or 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until melted and bubbly.
4 – Arrange 8 slices polenta in skillet; top with cheese mixture and remaining 8 slices polenta. Cook 3 minutes. Carefully turn; continue cooking 3 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted.
5 – Transfer paninis to four serving plates; top with warm mushroom sauce and remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/polenta_fontina_paninis_with_mushroom_sauce_recipe.html

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