Creamy polenta, polenta rounds, polenta with seasonings, polenta with vegetables, polenta stuffing, soft, fried, sautéed and yes, even grilled; there are so many ways to prepare and enjoy naturally gluten-free polenta.
Polenta in its varied forms is a great alternative to pasta or rice as a side dish. This is a food that can easily take on the different ethnic flavors of the world by adding a few regional ingredients. Make it Italian by adding garlic, roasted red peppers or tomatoes or give it a Latin flair with jalapeno peppers, garlic, onions and cilantro. Polenta’s flavor possibilities are only limited by one’s imagination.
Now imagine grilled polenta! Grilled polenta can take the place of bread and can be served on the side as an accompaniment or like a slice of ‘toast’ covered with a variety of entrees.
For Basic Grilled Polenta:
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup polenta
- 2 Tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
- Olive oil
Instead of potatoes, try these grilled polenta recipes at your next out door grill;
Grilled Polenta with Gruyere
Grilled Polenta with Tomato Sauce
Grilled Grits with Goat Cheese