• 8 Ratings

For a richer flavor, chef Uri Navon of Machneyuda restaurant cooks his polenta in heavy cream instead of in water.



For the Asparagus
For the Polenta
For the Mushroom Ragout
For Serving


Instructions Checklist
  • Make the mushroom ragout: Heat butter in a small heavy-bottomed skillet. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked, 25 to 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Meanwhile, make the polenta: Bring milk and heavy cream to a boil in a large saucepan over medium high-heat. Reduce heat to low and whisk in polenta; cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. If mixture seems too thick, thin out with a little more milk or water. Whisk in butter and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt; cover and set aside.

  • Make the asparagus: Bring a large pot of water to a boil; generously salt water and return to a boil. Meanwhile, prepare and ice-water bath. Add asparagus to boiling water and cook until tender-crisp, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain and transfer to ice-water bath. Drain and transfer to a medium bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper.

  • To serve, place 2 to 3 tablespoons polenta in each of four 1-cup jars with lids. Add 1 tablespoon mushroom ragout to each jar. Top with 3 to 4 asparagus pieces and 2 to 3 Parmesan shavings each. Drizzle each jar with truffle oil; cover jars and serve.


8 Ratings
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