Sunday, August 10, 2008

Grilled Polenta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

This was such a great snack. Actually it was my lunch. Carl went out with Sam and Charlie is taking a nap so I decided to whip something up for myself that was really yummy and enjoy my lunch alone.
I sliced polenta 1/2 inch thick and brushed olive oil on both sides and grilled it for 5-7 minutes per side. Then I topped it with salt and pepper and cheese and fresh tomato sauce. The fresh tomato sauce is common in Spain. You just take a couple whole tomatoes and grate them on a cheese grater. All of the pulp and seeds and juices come out and you are left with the entire peel in your hands, which you toss. Season with salt and pepper and a splash of olive oil and you are ready to eat!

Grilled Polenta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

6 big slices of polenta, 1/2 inch thick.
olive oil
2 small tomatoes, grated to make a fresh sauce
Parmesan or feta cheese
salt and pepper to taste

5 comments:

better than takeout said...

Looks good! I think I'll try this...vegetarian appetizers are hard to come by sometimes. Thanks!

Chelle said...

These look fantastic, I've been looking for some different things to do with polenta and can't wait to try this. Yum!

Joelen said...

I'm going to have to make a pan of polenta so I can try this out!

Cate said...

Oh wow I need to try this! My husband LOVES polenta but I've never had it!

Melissa said...

That looks very tasty. I've never tried polenta. Now I know how to start!