Monday, September 12, 2011

Grilled Polenta with Red Pepper Relish

The relish on this polenta was definitely the star of the show. It has just the right amount of acidity.

I used pre-made polenta, but you can make fresh if you want and skip the grilling part. The original inspiration for this recipe came from here.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
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  • 1 roll pre-cooked polenta, cut into 1/2" rounds
  • Vegetable oil
  • Red pepper relish (see below)

1. Preheat grill to medium high.

2. Brush polenta rounds with oil and place on grill. Grill until slightly charred and warmed all the way through, flipping once.

3. Serve topped with relish.

For the red pepper relish:

Makes: 6 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 1/4 cup sugar (plus more, to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water

1. Place all ingredients in a sauce pot and heat, covered, at a simmer for 30 minutes.

2. Taste and add more sugar if desired.

3. Remove cover and simmer another 30 minutes.

4. Remove from heat and let cool before serving.


April Westerhold said...

I've been wanting to try polenta for a while. I just haven't bitten the bullet to buy it.

Mike said...

By itself it isn't that exciting. Kinda like chicken breast or tilapia. It needs help. Still, I like it on occasion.


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