Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Polenta Lasagna

From Every Day with Rachael Ray May 2007

3 Tbsp EVOO
1 6oz bag baby spinach
1 8oz pkg sliced mushrooms, preferably cremini
2 18oz tubes prepared polenta, sliced crosswise into 1/2" rounds
8-10oz goat or feta cheese, crumbled
1 jarred roasted red pepper, chopped
3/4 C jarred marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/2lb fresh mozarella cheese, thinly sliced
1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes, drained

Preheat the oven to 375. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the spinach, season with salt and cook for 1 minute. Transfer to a clean kitchen towel and wring the towel to squeeze out the liquid. Chop the spinach and set aside.
Wipe the skillet, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, season with salt and cook, stirring, for 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
Wipe the skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and heat over high heat. Working in batches, fry the polenta rounds until golden, about 5 minutes per side. Lone the bottom of a 7x11" baking dish with half the fried polenta.
In a bowl, combine the reserved spinach and the goat cheese. Spread half the cheese mixture over the polenta in the baking dish. Scatter the mushrooms and red pepper on top. Cover with the remaining polenta rounds. Top with the remaining cheese mixture, the artichokes, mozzarella and tomatoes. bake until the mozzarella melts, about 15 minutes. Let set for 15 minutes before serving.

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