POLENTA what can I do with it?

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Oliveview

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POLENTA what can I do with it?
« on: May 02, 2008, 09:40 »
We have friends coming for the weekend- 1 of them does not eat meat-  she eats fish - provided it has no head/bones attached!  I have some polenta  in the cupboard-  any ideas as to what I can do with it????
Hope someone can come up with a great recipe-  I looked in ´google´ but couldn´t find anything that sounded interesting!!
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POLENTA what can I do with it?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008, 09:49 »
the most common way to use polenta could be broken into 2 categories:
-wet polenta : the finish product will have the texture of mash potatoes
-not so wet polenta: when you prepare the polenta use less water , then cool it down, when cold cut it unto slabs and pan fry it or grill it .

a nice way to prepare the not so wet polenta for grilling or panfrying is to add cooked vegetable to the polenta before cooling down ( peppers, red onions, herbs...) then cool down in a tray, pan fry and serve with a salad, shaved parmesan cheese... whatever you want.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008, 11:38 »
The best thing to do with Polenta is to make a lemon polenta cake
I'll try to find the recipe and post it, I know its easy

Alex
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2008, 02:19 »
wet polenta and stew....way better than mash, by far.
make a thick polenta, cool it down on tray, when cold cut in stips ( chips size) and deep fry. serve with a spicy tomato sauce, better than chips.

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2008, 05:09 »
Here's 'my' lemon polenta cake recipe.
its yummy



Ingredients

3 large lemons
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
The zest of 2 large lemons
85g of polenta
175g of butter
2 large beaten eggs
175g of caster sugar
150g of ground almonds
Half a teaspoon of baking powder

Grease a 7cm baking tin and line with greased proof paper.
Pre-heat the oven to 180 C or gas mark 4.

Cream the butter until it is light and fluffy.
Gradually beat in the 2 eggs.
Fold the almonds into the mixture.
Add the polenta, baking powder and the lemon zest and juice.

Mix thoroughly.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking tin and level off.
Bake for about 50 minutes or until risen and golden brown.

Remove from the oven and place it aside to cool.

I got this off the net and have used it a few times. I find that I need to bake it for longer than the recipe said and it was still gooey in the middle but I like it like that. Also to make it really really lemony add more juice.

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2008, 14:56 »
Many thanks - I will try the not so dry polenta with veg and fry it on the griddle and I was going to make the cake- we have a lemon tree - but there was not enough ground almonds in the cupboard- we are 15 min from the shops - already been in to town twice for the shops- can´t go back a 3rd time!  Will go in on Monday
Thanks again
Pamela

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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2008, 21:42 »
I tried the ´not so wet´ polenta adding cooked veg (pepper, garlic, mushroom and onion) mixed it all together, rolled it out and then put it in the fridge until needed later on.  I cooked it on the plancha (griddle) and it was terrible!!  I will try again though!!
The polenta cake with almond and lemon was wonderful-  I will be making that again soon :D
Pamela

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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2008, 23:57 »
I'm going to try that lemon polenta cake it sounds lovely. Is it moist? :D
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2008, 17:09 »
You can also use polenta instead of breadcrumbs for shallow-frying stuff - fish, cheese, vegies. Sometimes you need a bit of flour too. yummy & very crunchy.
I find the 'not so wet' polenta (where you turn it into a slice then cook it off again) is best if you stir in plenty of parmesan and a bit of butter or oil when it is still hot, before you let it set. That way it is tasty & has a bit of fat to cook up nicely. If you find it is too dense, just keep whipping it up wtih a fork as it cools, then spread it into a tin very gently - will be much lighter. Its great stuff!


 

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