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Grilled Polenta with Sweet Red Peppers and Onion Wedges

Updated February 23, 2016
This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

It wasn't until I started writing this book that I tried precooked polenta sold in tubes. Even though I'd noticed it in the refrigerated case at the grocery store, along with all the packages of fresh pasta, I always thought, "Why bother when it's so easy to make from scratch?" For quick weeknight meals and fast grilling, though, it's a great product: It takes less than five minutes to slip it out of the package, slice it, and brush it with olive oil. To dress it up, I grill sweet red peppers and onions and top with some grated Parmesan.

 If you prefer to make your own polenta, here's a quick and easy cooking method: Combine 1 1/2 cups polenta, 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, and 6 cups water or canned low-sodium chicken broth in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 10 minutes. Stir well, cover, and continue to microwave on high for another 5 minutes. Spread the hot polenta evenly on a buttered large, rimmed baking sheet, forming a rectangle 1/2 inch thick. Let cool, cover, and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Cut into squares and grill.

Serves5

Cooking Methodgrilling

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party

Recipe Coursemain course

Dietary Considerationvegetarian

Equipmentgrill

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner

Taste and Texturecheesy, savory, smoky

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (18 ounces) precooked polenta, such as San Gennaro brand (see cook's note)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 red bell peppers, quartered lengthwise, seeded, and deribbed
  • 1 large walla walla or other sweet onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmigiano reggiano cheese

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