2 teaspoons minced fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 cup dry red wine
2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Gruyère cheese
2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
How to Make It
To prepare ragù, combine 1 cup boiling water and porcinis in a bowl; cover and let stand 15 minutes. Drain porcinis through a sieve over a bowl, reserving soaking liquid. Discard porcini stems; finely chop porcini caps.
Combine 1 cup boiling water and sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl. Cover and let stand 15 minutes. Drain and finely chop tomatoes.
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add creminis, rosemary, salt, and red pepper. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Uncover and cook 5 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates.
Add porcini caps, reserved soaking liquid, chopped tomatoes, wine, and parsley; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 12 minutes.
To prepare polenta, place cornmeal and salt in a large saucepan. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups water and milk, stirring constantly with a whisk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat; stir in Gruyère. Serve with ragù; sprinkle with Parmesan.
If you like sun-dried tomatoes, this one's for you - incredible sun-dried tomato flavor and rich porcini broth. The polenta was creamy, and made a nice base for the ragu, although I might try it over pasta next time for more of a variation in texture.