Mushroom "Scallop" Piccata over Creamy Polenta
1 ½ c unsweetened non-dairy milk, water, broth, or a combination
½ c polenta
1 T vegan butter
1/4 t salt or truffle salt, or more to taste
Mushrooms and sauce
8 oz king trumpet mushrooms, cleaned, and stems sliced into scallops
juice of a lemon, about ¼ c
1-2 T white wine
1 t capers in brine, optional
1 T vegan butter
Salt or truffle salt
Freshly ground white pepper
Green herbs of your choice to garnish (chives and parsley are good)
Sauté the mushrooms in a non-stick pan with a little oil over medium heat until soft, flipping, about five minutes. Set aside.
Now, make the polenta. In a small saucepan, heat the liquid and butter over medium heat. When it starts to steam, add the polenta in a steady stream, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Continue to stir until the sides start to pull away from the pan. If you are using non-dairy milk in combination with other liquids or on its own, this should take about five minutes.
Heat the remaining vegan butter in the nonstick skillet with the wine, lemon juice, and optional capers. Bring to simmer and allow to simmer until reduced by half. Add the mushroom scallops to the sauce and gently heat. Add pepper and salt to taste. Garnish with herbs.
Spoon the polenta into two medium-sized bowls. Divide the mushrooms and sauce over the bowls and enjoy!
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