Goat Cheese Polenta with Sautéed Kale

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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:23 pm | Updated: 11:43 am, Thu Dec 12, 2013.

Goat Cheese Polenta with Sautéed Kale

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  • Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking polenta
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled and divided
  • 1 ounce 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 (8-ounce) package presliced cremini mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 6 cups chopped Lacinato kale (about 1 bunch)
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

Preparation

1. Bring 3 cups water and thyme to a boil in a medium saucepan. Gradually add polenta, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Reduce heat to medium; cook 6 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Discard thyme sprig. Combine 1 ounce goat cheese, cream cheese, and egg in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until almost smooth. Add egg mixture to polenta, stirring to combine. Remove pan from heat. Line an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish with plastic wrap, allowing plastic wrap to extend over edges of dish; coat plastic wrap with cooking spray. Spoon polenta into dish, spreading evenly. Cover and keep warm.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, red pepper, garlic, and mushrooms; sauté 7 minutes or until tender. Add wine; cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove mushroom mixture from pan; keep warm.

Chef Judi making Goat Cheese Polenta with Sautéed Kale

3. Return pan to medium heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add remaining 1/4 cup water, kale, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until tender.

4. Invert polenta onto a plate; remove plastic wrap. Cut into 4 squares. Cut each square into 2 triangles. Place 2 triangles on each of 4 plates; top with 1/2 cup

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