Mushroom Ragout with Cauliflower Polenta
Mushroom ragout is a healthy and hearty dish that is ideal for a busy weekday night. It is light, completely vegetarian, and full of flavors!
We used brown mushrooms in this mushroom ragout recipe, but you are welcome to substitute them with any kind of mushrooms available, a mixture of different kinds can be even more interesting! Feel free to experiment! Mushrooms tend to absorb a lot of flavor while they cook, so by adding sun-dried tomatoes, spring onions and spices while cooking them you will add more taste to the final dish. You can try to experiment and add other kinds of vegetables to this mushroom ragout, but since this recipe already calls for a decent amount of cauliflower, we decided to keep accent on the mushroomy taste and not overwhelm the dish with other flavors.
A good way to enjoy mushroom ragout is on top of a bowl of polenta (an Italian dish made from ground cornmeal). lightened up by cauliflower rice, which makes this dish even healthier and richer in nutrients! You can cook polenta using plain water, but suggest using chicken or vegetable broth instead (depending on your vegetarian preferences) as it will infuse the dish with lots of flavor. For this recipe, we added riced cauliflower to polenta and the broth to cook all ingredients together. The cauliflower flavors don’t overwhelm the polenta, but rather add more pleasant texture and vibe. The turmeric adds the yellow color and it’s inflammation friendly, so we definitely recommend keeping it part of the recipe. The melted butter and cheese add richness and help make the dish taste delicious. Don’t forget to finish the cauliflower polenta with some Parmesan cheese, it makes the dish creamier and adds a nice salty bite.