I just love the grilled polenta with some grilled veggies, Italian sausage and feta cheese, but I don’t always have the time for BBQ, so this post is all about the baked polenta and very quick tomato sauce, hassle free and time saving recipe.
18 ounces of packaged polenta (one cylinder)
2 table spoons of olive oil for coating
Vegetable seasoning or other on your choise
For tomato sauce:
1 can of diced tomatoes (I used Italian seasoned), drained
1/2 tea spoon Tabasco sauce
1 table spoon of soy sauce (you can add more if you like)
1 table spoon of Woscestershire sauce
Any vegetable seasoning on your choice
How to make:
Slice polenta into thin slices (1/4 or 1/3 inch). Coat each side with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and vegetable seasoning. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and put in preheated oven 400F for 15-20 minutes.
Make sure that edges won’t burn, your polenta should be crispy outside and soft inside.
Preheat the pan on medium to low, add drained diced tomatoes. Leave for 7 minutes, then mix together with Tobasco, Woscestershire, soy sauces, add seasoning and stir for another 15 minutes until it will be thicker.
Tip: always try the food you make, in case if it’s not salty enough or you like more pepper you can add it in the process of cooking. Same with baking – try a piece before thinking that if it’s been 20 minutes it’s cooked, some ovens differ from others so it may happen that you’ll need less or more time for cooking.
On the plate place baked polenta (as many slices as you like) and top with tomato sauce. In addition you can add feta cheese and baked/grilled chicken. Enjoy!