Sunday, January 24, 2010

Polenta placenta

I love polenta. I know this stuff can be made from scratch and it all sounds pretty easy, but I am totally satisfied buying the prepackaged stuff that comes in a plastic casing, much like the that of the breakfast sausage, pan fried and smothered in an endless array vegetable saucy deliciousness.

Spinach and Feta recipe for your pretty polenta

*Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
*3 cloves of garlic- minced
*1 lb. of fresh spinach
*1 tsp tarragon
*1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
*Salt and fresh grated black pepper to taste
*8 oz of ready to use Polenta , (pre-cooked)
*3 oz of feta cheese-crumbled
*2 stalks of green onion- chopped (optional)
*few sprinkles of grated parmesan cheese

*Cut the polenta into 1/2 in round slices, pan fry in canola oil until soft and golden
• Heat another frying pan to medium high heat with the olive oil
• Saute the garlic for about a minute, then mix in the spinach
• Add the tarragon, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper, mix together and cook until spinach wilts,
• Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese into the spinach mixture
• Sprinkle the chopped green onion over top of the feta, then finish off with a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese and a bit more fresh grated black pepper
*scoop onto the polenta slices and try to stop yourself from eating all of it yourself.