Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a 9”x13” baking pan with olive oil
  • In a heavy bottomed pot, bring water and 2 tsp salt to a boil. Add polenta and quickly stir to avoid any lumps.
  • Reduce heat to low, and continue to stir occasionally for 5 minutes until cooked though and has a thick consistence.
  • Stir in olive oil.
  • To make a black polenta, omit the salt and add ½ C black olive tapenade after cooking polenta.
  • For a fuller flavor, stir in grated Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano, or Pecorino Romano.
  • Other nice additions at this stage are 2 tsps of fennel seeds, 1 tsp of oregano, or 1 tbsp of fresh, mined rosemary and a minced garlic clove.
  • Once polenta is to your taste, pour into oiled pan and spread evenly.
  • Smooth the top of the polenta and bake for 30 minutes.
  • The polenta should not become brown, or color, but it should firm up a great deal, into an easily sliceable mass.
  • In the last 10 minutes of cooking, spread mixed grill on top, just to warm vegetables through.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
  • While still warm, slice into 3”x4” blocks and plate for individual servings.
  • To finish, drape a slice or two of prosciutto on top, or a sprig of fresh basil, some cracked peppercorns, or a swirl of truffle oil over the plate.

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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    Very nice Erin. Your polenta ideas are fantastic. I would like to try it w/ fresh grilled veggies.......;-)~ High 5... Jim
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  • turtle66 6 years ago
    good post
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Erin you certainly know how to score a home run when it comes to polenta I love the alternative of adding black olive tapenade after cooking the polenta.
    You have my 5 fork rating
    Michael
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