Spicy Grilled Polenta Crostini

Spicy Grilled Polenta Crostini

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 300

Total Time : 310

Ingredients

Serves 6

  • Butter unsalted 8Tbsp

  • Olive Oil 1/4 cup

  • Garlic Cloves 3 no.Minced

  • Red pepper flakes 1/2 Tsp

  • Chopped fresh rosemary 2Tsp

  • Salt 1Tsp

  • Freshly ground black pepper. 1/2 Tsp

  • Water/Vegetable stock 3 cup

  • Milk 2 cups

  • Cream 1Pack

  • Cornmeal 2 cups

  • Grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 Cup

  • Olive oil For brushing over polenta squares before grilling.

  • Red bell peppers 3 No. Large

  • Chopped Olives 1/3 Cup

  • Chopped Basil. 1Tsp

  • Chopped fresh mint. 1Tsp

  • Olive oil 2Tbsp

  • .Salt. To taste

Directions

  • 01

    PREPARING POLENTA:-

  • 02

    Line baking pan with foil,lightly oil the foil.Set aside.

  • 03

    In a large pan,heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat.

  • 04

    Add the garlic,chili flakes,rosemary,pepper and salt.Saute for a minute.

  • 05

    Add ,water/vegetable stock, cream and milk and bring to a boil.

  • 06

    Turn off the heat and add cornmeal slowly to the liquid,mix well.

  • 07

    Now again turn on the heat ,cook on low heat until the mixture is thick and pulls away from the sides of the pan.About 20-30 minutes.

  • 08

    Turn off the heat and add grated Parmesan cheese,spread the mixture into the prepared pan,smooth in the aur face with a wet spatula.

  • 09

    Let it cool on kitchen rack,then cover and refrigerate until firm,for 4 hrs or overnight.

  • 10

    Tranfer the polenta slab into a cutting board and cut into 24 squares using a sharp knife.

  • 11

    Grease a grill pan on medium heat with olive oil and place polenta squares on the pan.

  • 12

    Grill the polenta squares from both sides .Brush with olive oil if required.

  • 13

    PREPARING PEPPER TOPPING:-

  • 14

    Preheat oven on 200*c for 10 minutes.

  • 15

    Line a baking pan with foil and place bell peppers on the baking pan .

  • 16

    Grill for 10 minutes,or until done..

  • 17

    Place the roasted pepper in a bowl and cover with foil and let steam.

  • 18

    It will loosen the skin from the flesh and make them easier to peel.

  • 19

    After the peppers have cooled peel of the skins.

  • 20

    Remove the ribs and seeds .Donot rinse the pepper under water,use paper towels to blot excess juices.

  • 21

    Coarsely chopped the peppers,transfer to bowl.Add rest of the ingredients except green onions.Stir with fork.

  • 22

    Adjust seasoning as per your taste.

  • 23

    Let stand at least 30 minutes at room temperature or overnight in refrigerator to blend the flavors.

  • 24

    When ready to serve ,stir green onion into the pepper.

  • 25

    ASSEMBLE THE APPETIZERS:-

  • 26

    Top each square of hot grilled polenta with generous 1Tbsp of the topping.

  • 27

    Sprinkle with the remaining green onion and serve .

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