Polenta Bruschetta and How to cook polenta – 5 Fun Easy Recipes

ribeye roast and polenta brushetta

ribeye roast and polenta brushetta

Lately I’ve been playing with Polenta a ton.  I don’t know what caused my love of it (especially since I had never had it before) or why I wanted to even try to do something with it, but I did and created a ton of fabulous and amazing flavors and tastes with polenta.  Below the apron you’ll find 5 easy to make polenta recipes as well as my favorite, polenta bruschetta.  You absolutely have to make the easy to make polenta bruschetta recipe as it is quick, easy and onlly 5 ingredients.  It is always something that everyone loves and enjoys.  Before I give you the recipes though, I need you too look at the apron below.  Remember, when you click on the aprons and buy one or an accessory, without using or finding a coupon code, I get credit for the sale and can pay for this blog as well as keep providing you with recipes.  Please click one of the images or links and make a purchase without a code so I can keep cooking and creating recipes for you.

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5 fun and easy polenta recipes and my fabublous polenta bruschetta.

Lets start with the ways to prepare and how to cook polenta.  You can slice it into discs and then fry it until it turns golden brown, bake it until it starts to firm up or grill it until it is hot and starts to firm.  You can also fry it until it’s golden brown and firm and then bake it to knock some of the grease out or grill it after.  That’s what I love to do.  Here’s how to make polenta bruschetta and then 5 other styles of dishes with the same ingredients.

What you will need:

  • Polenta (tubed is preferred)
  • Basil leaves
  • Kumata or Roma tomatoes
  • Garlic (if you want it)
  • Sundried tomatoes (if you don’t want to use regular tomatoes)
  • Parmesan shreds
  • Vegetable oil

How to make polenta bruschetta.  Take a frying pan and pour in vegetable oil so that the discs can float but the oil won’t overflow the frying pan and heat your oven to 350 degrees.  Now slice the polenta as thick or thin as you’d like.  Don’t try and make it to thin or it will tear and break and not be able to support anything.  Once your polenta is a golden color, place it on a baking sheet and let it cool off.  While your polenta slices are cooling off, chop your tomatoes and your basil leaves and then mix them together.  You can add chopped garlic to the mixture as well for extra flavor.  Now sprinkle on parmesan cheese or a three cheese shred blend if you want to and then place it on top of the polenta slices.  Only do this if you want hot bruschetta, if you want it cold, put the basil leaves, tomatoes and garlic in a bowl in your refrigerator so it stays cold.  Now place the baking sheet with or without the bruschetta on top of it for about 10 to 15 minutes until the grease is removed and it is a bit more golden brown or firm.  Now take it out and plate the polenta slices.  If you want cold bruschetta, place it on top of the slices and you’re done.  To create the other dishes in the pictures, just play with the different ingredients above and you can stack them, bake them or just place them sliced, whole, chopped, etc…   The fun thing about this is that each one will taste almost 100% unique from each other depending on how you play with the ingredients.  Figure out which one you like the most and have fun.  None of them are hard to prepare and each of them cook the same way as above.  Also, don’t forget to click through the links and buy an apron or something from the store without using a coupon to help support this blog.

how to cook polenta

how to cook polenta

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polenta brushetta and rosemary rib roast

polenta brushetta and rosemary rib roast

Spicy Garlic Brussel Sprouts and Fabulous Black & Red Aprons

I am going back on my diet before New Years because if I do it for New Years, I’ll never stay with it. One of my favorite foods to make when I am dieting are my spicy garlic brussel sprouts and one of my favorite things to do is serve them with a contrasting outfit so you can see all of the gorgeous greens and colors that come with them. That’s why I love the black and red womens apron below. You can buy it by clicking on the image or the link, but don’t forget to avoid the coupon box so that I can get credit for the sale and continue to write on this blog. Below the apron you’ll find my recipe for my spicy garlic brussel sprouts.

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garlic brussel sprouts recipe

garlic brussel sprouts recipe

spicy garlic brussel sprouts

spicy garlic brussel sprouts

Spicy Garlic Brussel Sprouts Recipe

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • brussel sprouts
  • fresh chopped garlic
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • Chili pepper powder
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 cookie sheet
  • aluminum foil

Take your brussel sprouts and cut them in half if you want them crispy or leave them whole if you want them cooked and partly crispy.  Now take a bunch of extra virgin olive oil and pour it into a large bowl.  Add in the brussel sprouts and mix them until everything is coated.  Now drop in a bunch of chopped garlic, a few tablespoons of chili pepper powder, a few pinches of sea salt and pepper and then mix everything together.  I also added fresh basil in the picture above.  Now place the aluminum foil on your cookie sheet and pour your brussel sprouts on to it.  Place in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or longer if you want it crispier.  You can continue to cook them until they reach the texture you like.

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