Monday, April 21, 2008

Sun Dried Tomato Polenta

Oh my gosh this was soooooooooooooo yummy! I made the basic polenta recipe (on the package) but added sautéed garlic and sun dried tomatoes towards the end. I made so much I was giving it away and still froze some too! One night I fried up a couple slices and served it over steamed spinach with lemon juice. Light and summery dish with a salad and sliced fruit.

These tapa pans I got at Costco are just the right size for one or two people to share. Nice that I can use them on the stove, in the oven and on the small gas grill we have. I sometimes eat right out of them!
So here is the polenta over spinach. Pretty yum
Now this is even more interesting as I used all the bits and pieces of "stuff" from the fridge one night and made what I call a potatotomatillo melange. Whatever was getting long in the tooth, went into the grill pan with plenty of olive oil and garlic.
I used onion, poblano chilis, red potatoes (leave the skins on) tomato slices and a tomatillo. Just toss it all together and season it with fresh herbs to your liking. Top the polenta with it. And add a dash of lime Tabasco for some extra zip.

I have been cooking like crazy recently-maybe I will actually get some photos up soon. Food is so much more interesting than politics, ya think? Happy Earth Dad a day early-Monday is Boston Marathon Day for my friend Mark. Have a safe run everyone.


  1. This looks very yummy!
    When is your cookbook coming out!?!

  2. Delicious dinner! I find "what I had in the pantry" dinners to be pretty tasty, often better then if I were following a specific recipe :)


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