Roasted Sweet Pepper Polenta
This mix combines polenta with the sweet and smoky flavor of roasted red bell peppers and comes in an easy-to-make, convenient and instant format.
Bring 4 cups water or stock to boil. Very slowly whisk in 1 cup polenta. Whisk while simmering for 3 minutes, until very thick. To make polenta cakes, pour in greased loaf pan, and chill 2 hours. Slice and prepare as desired.
Storage & handling
Store in a cool, dry place.
Corn meal, Red bell pepper, Parmesan cheese buds (Maltodextrin, whey solids, natural parmesan cheese flavor, salt), Salt, Contains 2% or less of Spices, Onion, Garlic, Contains Milk.
Roasted Sweet Pepper Polenta is a hearty blend of polenta and the sweet and smoky flavor of roasted red bell peppers. Polenta is a hearty, comforting, extremely versatile Italian-style accompaniment to a wide variety of dishes. What's more, since it is simply made from finely ground corn, it is naturally gluten-free.
In Italy, corn is most often served as polenta, a staple dish in Northern Italy. Polenta can carry many different flavors, and as such, offers endless options for variation. It can also be made with either white or yellow corn, and can be ground coarse or fine.
In Italy, polenta with ragu is traditionally served directly on wooden planks, rather than in a bowl or on a plate, harkening back to a time before dishware, when polenta was poured directly onto a well-scrubbed tabletop. This ancient rustic style is called "polenta spianatora," or "polenta spread flat." Putting the polenta in the center of the table meant that those with the longest arms (the adults) reached the best parts of the ragu first. The wooden plank presentation style is still used almost exclusively throughout Italy.
Polenta is a nutritious dish, offering an excellent source of iron and a good source of vitamin A and potassium, along with dietary fiber.
Our Roasted Sweet Pepper Polenta marries the flavor of roasted red pepper with the simple flavor of polenta. Try our Roasted Sweet Pepper Polenta with anything from eggs, shrimp, chicken and more. Once firmed, it can be made into polenta cakes that can be topped with vegetables, protein and sauces.
It may look like an elaborate dish, but this upscale shrimp and grits appetizer is actually quite simple, thanks to our Roasted Sweet Pepper Polenta and Seafood Spice Blend. To simplify it even more, use jarred roasted red bell peppers in the sauce instead of roasting the peppers yourself.