Polenta Toasts With Roasted Peppers

Course : Polenta
Serves: 12
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1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon bertolli classico or extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
1 cup water
2/3 cup yellow corn meal
1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt -- to taste
1 jar roasted red peppers -- rinsed and drained (7 ounces)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or parsley
1 teaspoon bertolli extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation / Directions:

1.Polenta Toasts: Combine the onion and olive oil in a 4-quart saucepan; cook stirring over low heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the broth. In a separate bowl combine the water and cornmeal; stir into the broth and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils and is very thick, about 10 minutes. Add cheese and salt, to taste. 2.Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil; spray foil lightly with olive oil cooking spray. Add the polenta and spread in a smooth layer with a spatula. Refrigerate until very cold and firm, about 2 hours. Turn polenta out of pan and peel off foil. Cut into 12 squares. Preheat oven to 425 F. Spray a non- stick coated baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray. Arrange the polenta squares on the pan without touching. 3.Bake on bottom oven rack until browned on bottom, about 15 minutes. Turn and bake until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes more. 4.Meanwhile cut peppers into 12 even portions and arrange on a platter. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with herbs and a grinding of black pepper. Arrange on top of each polenta square. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Nutritional Information:

4 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (27% calories from fat); trace Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Cholesterol; 9mg Sodium

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