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Grilled Polenta

For best results, prepare the polenta the day before you grill it so it has enough time to become firm and sliceable.

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For best results, prepare the polenta the day before you grill it so it has enough time to become firm and sliceable.

Servings
Per slice

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups fine yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil or butter, plus more oil for grilling

Preparation

  1. Lightly coat 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick olive-oil spray and set aside. In medium saucepan, combine 4 1/4 cups water, cornmeal and salt; whisk well. Cook polenta, whisking constantly, until it starts to thicken. Add oil or butter and cook over low heat, stirring with wooden spoon and adding more water if necessary, a tablespoon at a time, to keep polenta from becoming too thick, about 30 minutes. Scrape polenta into prepared pan and smooth top. Cool, then cover pan and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat gas grill to medium or prepare charcoal fire. When ready to grill, remove polenta from pan and cut into 1-inch-thick slices. Brush both sides with oil and grill for 3 or 4 minutes each side. Serve grilled polenta hot with grilled ratatouille.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 8 servings
  • Calories 146
  • Carbohydrate Content 27 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 3 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 445 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g