Baked Polenta with Mushrooms -
6 cups Polenta, cooked
1 each Garlic clove, quartered
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1 pounds Mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons Basil, chopped
1 pinch Dried red pepper flakes
Salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 350F.
Spoon polenta into an oiled 8" X 12" baking dish & set aside.
Saute garlic in olive oil over medium-low heat until garlic begins to brown. About 5 minutes. Remove garlic with a slotted spoon & discard. Add mushrooms & saute in flavoured oil until they soften.
They will only need 5 minutes or so. Stir in the basil, red pepper, salt & pepper. Spread evenly over prepared polenta & bake for 15 minutes. Serve hot.