Prawns with blue cheese polenta and shitake mushrooms

Luke Mangan

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Prawns with blue cheese polenta and shiitake mushrooms.
Photo: Vanessa Levis

Ingredients

  • 500ml milk
  • 50ml cream
  • pinch salt
  • 100g instant polenta
  • 75g blue cheese (such as Stilton), crumbled
  • 50g parmesan, grated
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 50g shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and caps sliced
  • 24 prawns, peeled and de-veined
  • 2 handfuls wild rocket
  • truffle oil (optional)

Method

For polenta, place milk, cream and salt in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Pour in polenta in a steady stream, stirring constantly, and cook over low heat for 5 minutes.

Stir in blue cheese and parmesan, and continue stirring until cheese is melted through.

Heat a little extra virgin olive oil in a pan and sauté mushrooms. Drain.

Sear prawns in a heavy-based pan over high heat, turning them once, for 3-4 minutes or until they just start to turn white.

To serve, divide polenta among 6 serving plates or place on a platter and spread into a circle.

Top polenta with a small pile of rocket and sprinkle with mushrooms. Arrange prawns on top and drizzle with truffle oil, if using.

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