I have heard of polenta. Many people have. But I have never had the pleasure. Having been told that it is bland and mushy, really did not help the case for eating this traditional Italian food. (By the way, Polenta has its own league, the Prima Patria Poi Polenta Society)
So this supposedly mushy dish that is largely flavourless but still has its own society. Umm.. What IS the draw here? I mean I am not making a very good case for this food am I? Here is the deal… Polenta is not nearly as bland as you have been led to believe when grilled, with a mushroom based sauce added in the cooking process and some sharp feta cheese crumbled on top. (Or if you are a fan of Bleu Cheese, Gorgonzola would be a great substitute.)
Shiitake Mushroom Sauce
Garlic Infused Olive Oil
Under no circumstances should you make or eat garlic infused olive oil if it has not been done properly, there is a high risk for Botulism! Never ever leave raw garlic in olive oil as the garlic has traces of Clostridium Botulinum from the soil it is grown in. No you cannot get clean garlic grown in soil that does not contain Clostridium Botulinum, it naturally occurs. The best way to avoid issues is to purchase your infused oil, but if you like to make your own stuff, always always always cook your garlic in some way at 200°F or more. Either sautéed or roasted on the grill (or in the oven) before adding it to oil. If you are in any way unsure, PLEASE BUY IT FROM A TRUSTED SOURCE! Also, if you’re making your own oil, you can make up to one day ahead, but do not store for longer. It is just safer that way.
Polenta and Mushrooms and Onions
Leftover mushroom soak water is great as an additive to broth or flavoring for soups and sauces and even makes an especially tasty base for gravy.
With Rum Butter Sauce
Chicken Grillcicles With Rum Butter Sauce is a fantastic way to take your boring old chicken breasts and thighs and turn them into something delectably different.View Details
With Honey Mustard Sauce And Beer Nut Crust
You’d think the sauce would have been enough, but no! Adding the beer nuts just made them SO. MUCH. BETTER.View Details
Perfect For Ribs
Sweet Rib Rub is perfect for ribs, but goes great on chicken and beef too!View Details
With Garlic Cream Dip
For supper I made these Savoury Scallion And Sausage Pancakes With Garlic Cream Dip! Super tasty, filled with cheese and scrumptious morsels of savoury sausage.View Details
On The Grill
Dinner is not the only thing you can make on the grill. I made breakfast on the grill this weekend, Stuffed French Toast On The Grill is oh so tasty and decadent.View Details
Breakfast for dinner?
Here you have delicious, and messy and burger in one package. What could possibly make it better? BACON. Yep. Oh and Hollandaise.View Details
A match made in Mexico
These simple tacos are actually fajita flavoured, with the hint of smoke that only grilling gives you. Add some homemade salsa and you have a match made in Mexico.View Details
Bundles of Mexican Joy
They’re a little messy, but oh so tasty. I bet you could go crazy with variations too.View Details