Saturday, January 15, 2011

Golden polenta with Garlic Mushrooms & Gorgonzola sauce

It is a new year and my oven is playing up so I thought that this would be a great time for the Sweet Tooth Chronicles to produce its first savory dish. This recipe is modified slightly from an amazing dish I had at Fratelli Fresh in Sydney a couple of months ago. If you want the original recipe  you can find it on the Fratelli Fresh website.To experience this and many more of there amazing dishes I highly recommend you find the time to go visit them in person!

This recipe does make quite a lot  so if it is just for a few people I would probably try halving the recipe. This is a very VERY rich recipe but it is one you will never regret trying out!

Serves 8-10

500g polenta
250g butter
250g grated parmesan
3 litres water

Cream Sauce
1 litre Cream
1 litre Evaporated milk
150g Gorgonzola Dolce Latte
1 bunch flat leaf parsley
250g Swiss Brown mushrooms
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
2 small red chillies  finely chopped

  • Add a pinch of salt to the water, place on fire & bring to the boil. Add the polenta and whisk over a low heat until the polenta is cooked (approx 40 mins)
  • Remove from heat and stir in cheese and butter until incorporated. Check for seasoning, then place in a tray and leave to set in the fridge

  • Place the cream and the evaporated milk in a pot on the heat and reduce by about 75% until it becomes a sauce consistency.
  • Crumble the Gorgonzola Dolce Latte into hot cream sauce and stir through until melted.
  • Sautee Swiss Brown mushrooms with a little bit of butter, garlic and chopped chillies. Season with some salt and add to the cream sauce, then add 1 bunch of flat leaf parsley.

When the polenta is set, cut into 1cm x 5cm portions and deep fry in hot oil until golden and crispy on the outside. Drain on paper.
Place on a serving dish & garnish with a little parsley.


  1. it looks really yummy! we make something similar but with grilled polenta.

  2. My family loves homemade polenta and I've got some nice, fresh Gorgonzola in the frig asking to be used in a recipe like this! WOW!

    Glad I found your blog and now following. If you'd like, you can share this super recipe over on my Foodie Blog get-together going on right now until Wednesday.

    Keep up the great blog! Roz

  3. Hi thanks guys, welcome to the Sweet Tooth Chronicles.Thanks Roz headed to your blog now to have a looksie :)

  4. I just added the recipe @

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love fried polenta, but I rarely make it. The sauce sounds excellent.