Poached Egg over Creamy Polenta [with Oyster Mushrooms, Blue Cheese and Pistachios]
Close your eyes for a minute and…
No, wait… scratch that. If you close your eyes, then how are you going to read the description and look at the pictures?
Well, alright, let’s start that over…
Keep your eyes open for a minute…
Now, imagine a warm, soft, ooey and gooey poached egg sitting on top of a pile of piping hot, luscious, creamy and dreamy polenta…
Now add a few meaty oyster mushrooms, pungent crumbled blue cheese and crunchy chopped pistachios to that chimerical vision.
Are you with me so far?
Could you think of anything better or more satisfying?
I’m not sure I could. Well, not at the moment at least. And I most certainly could not while I was actually eating that divine concoction.
You will of course guess that this was one of the last “grain filled” dishes that I got to enjoy before Lent started and I was to be without my beloved grains for 46 entire days.
I wanted my “final” dish to be extremely worthy.
I wanted it to be the kind of dish that you eat with your eyes closed. The kind of dish that almost makes time come to a halt for you.
The kind of dish that causes all sorts of appreciative noises to unvoluntarily escape from your lips…
Well, let me tell you, that one surely delivered.
It was everything I’d hoped it to be, and more.
So much so, I think this is the first “grain filled” dish that I will be enjoying once Lent is over.
Either that, or a great big bowl of piping hot oatmeal…
Uh oh! Is it me or do I sound like I have some sort of a huge craving for grains tonight?
Seriously… can you feel the love? Can you feel the desire?
Hey, it has been 3 weeks after all.
I’m not going insane, but I have to admit that tonight, in this very moment, I am totally hot for grains. 😉
Hey, I’m only human after all! I do have weaknesses, you know…
And polenta would be one of them!