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Jun 7, 2008 06:11 PM

I have a tube of polenta ... now what?

The title says it all - I have a tube of polenta, and I'm looking for suggestions on what to do with it? Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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  1. Slice it about 1/2 inch thick and sautee in olive oil. Top with a good tomato sauce and some great cheese, such as Italian Parm, or Gorgonzola.

    1. I'm not sure if tube polenta has any distinguishing properties that one should be aware of (better for some uses than others), but if I had a pot of polenta, I might do one of the following:

      -- Broil (or even grill) up a bunch of mushrooms, brushed with olive oil and herbs or maybe marinated first briefly, and then serve bowls of hot polenta topped with mushrooms and creamy gorgonzola
      -- Make a simple ragu to put over it, or maybe just some high quality sardine packed in oil (simple weeknight supper!)
      -- Chill and cut into slices to shallow fry and serve with salad, for example a romaine salad with poached eggs and anchovy dressing

      I'm sure you'll get lots more good suggestions, too! everyone seems to have their own favorites with polenta...

        1. I saute shallots, fresh spinach, & cooked lentils with some chik broth, stir in some fancy vinaigrette at the end, put on top of griled or toasted polenta sauces & then top w/grated parm

          1. Modifying slightly pikawicca's suggestion- polenta pizza. Top w/ tomatoe sauce, cheese, pepperoni, etc.

            Polenta breakfast bowl. Saute polenta rounds in butter. Fry some bacon and crumble. Fry some tomato (w/seeds) , basil, onion, s&p until warm. Shred some mozz or sharp cheddar. Fry an egg. Now layer it. Not healthy but damn good and filling.