Tag Archives: Polenta

Creamy ‘gorgonzola’ polenta with aubergines, tomatoes, olives and flaked almonds

This is really easy to make. Feel free to exchange the aubergines with courgettes and olives with capers if you want. If you don’t have flaked almonds, use sunflower or pumpkin seeds instead. Gorgonzola isn’t suitable for vegetarians, please see this post for alternatives. Ingredients (serves 2) 1 medium aubergine Handful cherry tomatoes Small handful […]

Spiced cornbread

Really easy to make and great for sharing. While it goes really well with soups and stews, it is also great for taking on picnics as it will transfer well wrapped in a kitchen cloth. Ingredients 40g butter 3 shallots, finely chopped 2 chillies, thinly sliced 200g coarse cornmeal (polenta) 200g plain flour 2 tsp […]

Slow roasted tomato tart with watercress pesto

Tarts are great for picnics as all you need is a knife for cutting and your hands for eating. The polenta gives is a slightly ‘gritty’ texture which I think works well for a summer tart. Ingredients For the pastry base: 170g plain flour (plus a bit to dust) 50g polenta 20g finely grated vegetarian […]

Spinach, mushroom and veggie gorgonzola with nutty polenta

It only takes about 15 minutes to make this meal – polenta is the ultimate fast food. Ingredients (serves 2) 200g polenta 30g pine nuts 30g brazil nuts 400mls vegetable stock 2 large flat field mushrooms 50g butter 200g spinach 100g vegetarian style gorgonzola 1 red onion Salt and pepper Method Pop the oven onto […]

Rosemary polenta cake with olive tapenade and tomatoes

I visited the Dolomites in Northern Italy last year and while I was there, polenta quickly become part of my daily diet which gave me the energy to hike over the huge mountain range. I don’t understand why it isn’t used more in British cooking. It is so easy to make, versatile and extraordinarily cheap. […]