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Polenta question....please help!

stacylyn Dec 18, 2009 02:45 AM

I was thinking of making a polenta dish for Christmas (needed a vegetarian and wheat free dish.....that would go nicely w/Beef Tenderloin). I make it with garlic, shallots, parm cheese, rosemary, etc, and then spread it in a dish to set. I cut it in squares and then sautee and crisp up in a bit of olive oil and butter, then top w/caramelized onions, mushrooms and rosemary. It's pretty tasty, but I'm dealing with a dilemma:

Can I do everything, including the sauteeing part, ahead of time, and then put on a sheet pan in the oven to "reheat" right before I put it out for dinner? I'm having about 20 people over and don't want to be standing over a pan last minute.

If this isn't possible.....I may have to change my dish!!! Maybe do a root veggie gratin? Thoughts?

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    herring RE: stacylyn Dec 18, 2009 03:21 AM

    I've done that several times (both to prep ahead and to re-energize leftovers) and it has always worked out fine. Your version sounds delicous!

    1. Cherylptw RE: stacylyn Dec 18, 2009 08:10 AM

      Yes, you can do it successfully....

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        milklady RE: stacylyn Dec 18, 2009 09:34 AM

        Definitely. I've done that in smaller sizes for passed appetizers and it worked out great!

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