Provolone polenta with red pepper sauce

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Water
1½ cup Cornmeal
1½ cup Cold water
1 teaspoon Salt
1½ cup Shredded provolone cheese
2 mediums Red sweet peppers; halved and seeded
2 teaspoons Sugar
2 teaspoons Balsamic vinegar
⅛ teaspoon Oil
Olive oil
Arugula leaves

From: Sally Eisenberg <sparky@...> Date: Sat, 13 Jul 1996 16:01:42 -0700 For polenta, in 3 quart saucepan bring the 3 c. water to boiling. In medium mixing bowl combine cornmeal, 1½ c. cold water and salt. Slowly add cornmeal mixture (STIRRING CONSTANTLY TO AVOID LUMPS). Cook and stir till mixture returns to boiling. Reduce heat to very low. Cover and simmer for 15 min, stirring occasionally. Stir ¾ c. of shredded cheese into hot polenta. Turn hot mixture into ungreased 13x9 inch pan. Cool slightly.

Cover and chill for several hours or till firm. Meanwhile, place pepper halves, cut side down, on foil-lined baking dish. Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 min. or till skin is brown. Immediately place in a brown paper lunch bag; seal. Let cool in bag so steam will loosen the skin. When peppers are cool enough to handle, peel off skins, using sharp knife. In blender container combine peppers, sugar, vinegar and salt. Cover and blend till smooth. Transfer to small saucepan to heat through the sauce. Cut chilled polenta crosswise each way to make triangles and arrange on lightly greased baking sheet. Brush polenta pieces with olive oil. Broil 4-5 inches from heat source for 4 minutes. Turn polenta over and brush with more olive oil.

Broil 4 minutes more or till golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining provolone cheese. Then let polenta sit for few minutes till cheese melts.

To serve, line plates with arugula. Place polenta pieces on top of arugula and top with warm pepper sauce. EAT-L Digest 12 July 96

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