Polenta ring cake with mushrooms, pancetta, provola and pink pepper – Giusti 1605 - US

Polenta ring cake with mushrooms, pancetta, provola and pink pepper

Ingredients

8/10 servings

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  • 400 g of instant polenta flour
  • 50 g of Parmesan cheese
  • 2 knobs of butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 250 g of smoked provola cheese
  • 150 g of diced smoked pancetta
  • 150 g of shiitake or button mushrooms
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • pink peppercorns
  • Giusti Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena “Affinato”

Process

PREPARING THE STUFFING

Brown the bacon in a hot pan without any added fat. When almost cooked, add a tablespoon of Giusti Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena “Affinato” and then switch off. Remove the diced pancetta from the pan, discarding the fat. Set aside.

Cook the mushrooms by sautéing them in a pan with a tablespoon of oil and a clove of garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Switch off and keep aside.

Dice the provola cheese.

PREPARING AND ASSEMBLING THE POLENTA

Cook the polenta as indicated on the packet. When it is ready, add the grated Parmesan cheese, ground pepper and the two knobs of butter. Whisk well until the mixture is smooth and then pour 2/3 of the polenta into a 1.5-litre non-stick springform ring mold, brushed with oil. Using a spoon or spatula, create a furrow in the middle of the polenta and sprinkle on the provola cheese, pancetta and mushrooms. Cover with the rest of the polenta and press down well with a spoon so that no gaps are left.

SERVING THE DISH

Allow to cool, then turn upside down and remove from the mold. Just before serving, warm it in the oven and garnish with pink peppercorns and a few drops of Giusti Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena “Affinato”.

Affinato (3.4 FL OZ)
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Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena DOP "Affinato"

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Affinato (3.4 FL OZ)
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