Polenta Pasticciata ai Funghi e Gamberi {Polenta with Mushroom and Shrimp Sauce}

Ah polenta. I am definitely a polenta person. I love how many ways you can prepare polenta. I never ever get tired of it. I love making the polenta into little “cakes”.  You can form them into ANY shape and then grill them, fry them {love the crunchy exterior and the creamy interior} or even bake them. Endless possibilities. And bonus points because you can make it WAY ahead of time ; ) Making it perfect for dinner parties.

Polenta is a staple in Northern Italy and I grew up eating it constantly. In every way shape and form. Mushrooms are just a natural pairing to polenta. When it was time for my newest Mushroom Channel recipe I knew I wanted it to be paired with polenta. Polenta pasticciata ai funghi e gamberi is simply polenta cakes slathered with a mushroom and shrimp sauce} Who wouldn’t want that ; ) It’s creamy, crunchy, earthy, and you’ll be hard pressed not to want seconds.

This is my version of a southern shrimp and grits with a twist ; ) Head on over to the Mushroom Channel for the RECIPE



  1. 1

    That may be the most beautiful shrimp I’ve ever seen. My mouth is watering!

  2. 2

    Looks like lunch time right about now! I will take two please!

  3. 3

    Wow what a great looking dish! Such beautiful pictures that make my mouth water… looks delicious!

  4. 4

    That looks outstanding. Absolutely unbelievable. I have never made polenta before, but I may have to now. I am about to leave work and risk getting fired to make this for lunch.

  5. 5

    Beautiful photos of what is surely a delicious treat. Cheers!

  6. 6

    Every time I eat polenta I love it, but I have never made it myself….that may change after seeing this post, I want some right now! Beautiful!

  7. 7

    Yummy! My son brought home Chantarelles yesterday and I pulled out scallops this morning….hmmm it has possiblities.

  8. 8

    YES PLEASE 🙂 my mouth is watering so bad now!

  9. 9

    This looks great. I love anything with polenta!

  10. 10

    Che meraviglia!!!!! I love polenta

  11. 11

    Be still my beating heart! Another winner!

  12. 12

    I am in awe of you with every post, Paula! You are an incredible cook! I love polenta, too – any and every way… but rarely make it because my husband does not like it at all. These pics are yummy. I want to go to a cocktail party you are doing the treats for!

  13. 13

    This looks so yummy! I need to try polenta 🙂

  14. 14

    I am a big polenta fan. This looks delish.

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    10/10 for the food, 10/10 for the photography!

  16. 16

    You make polenta sound so easy… don’t know why I tend to avoid it now that I’ve read your beautiful post and recipe. Thanks for turning me on to the Mushroom Channel, too!

  17. 17

    I’m not a polenta person but you make it look incredible!


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