Polenta

HAM & CHEESE POLENTA ARANCINI

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Polenta, Savory Snacks & Nibbles 0

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To make the Polenta Arancini, you need to prepare the polenta as per the polenta crisps, adding also the grated cheese, preferably Parmesan. You can make them as cheesy as you wish! Whilst the polenta cools slightly, prepare three plates, one with a mix of uncooked polenta combined with gluten free breadcrumbs, the other with…

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ADDICTIVE CRISPY POLENTA TRIANGLES

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Polenta, Savory Snacks & Nibbles 0

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How about some crisps?  But made with humble Polenta and baked in the oven! No frying involved. These are seriously good especially if you spice them up! Here I used the instant polenta in this ratio – 1:3. So for one cup of gluten free instant polenta you need three cups liquid, which in this…

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ALMOND, POLENTA & LIMONCELLO CAKE

Date: 02 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Desserts, Food, Polenta, Sweets & Treats 0

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As they say, life’s too short for difficult desserts! This cake is seriously sooo good! And can be enjoyed by non Celiacs too! And it cannot be simpler to make! 200g blanched almonds 230g Caster Sugar 100g Polenta (you can use the instant) Pinch salt 250g butter (at room temperature) 5 eggs 2 heaped tbsp…

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RABBIT WITH PORCINI & TAGGIASCHE OLIVES

Date: 13 Oct 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Polenta 0

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Rabbit is one of our traditional dishes in Malta. We usually make it either in wine and garlic or else slow cooked as a mouthwatering stew.  This time I did not feel like making the usual recipes. I had some fresh Porcini mushrooms in the fridge, so I decided to make the rabbit in white…

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MEXICAN CORN CAKES WITH FRESH SALSA

Date: 08 Jan 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, International Cuisine, Polenta, Side Dishes, Starters & Soups 0

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Although it looks quite like a summery dish,  Mexican Corn Cakes with a Fresh Tomato Salsa, Avocado Slices and Sour Cream go down really well at any time of the year.  They can make a perfect light lunch served with salad greens. 1 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal (polenta) 1/2 cup gluten free all purpose flour…

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POLENTA PIE WITH ZUCCHINI & PANCETTA

Date: 19 Oct 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, International Cuisine, Main Dishes, Polenta 0

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Another easy and tasty polenta recipe – this time using flavored, cheesy polenta to make a crust which is then filled with a mix of Zucchini, Thyme and Pancetta! Delicious! 2 cups Instant Gluten Free Polenta 6 cups of stock (made with Gluten Free vegetable stock powder) Salt & Pepper 1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese…

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SAUSAGE, MUSHROOM POLENTA PIE

Date: 24 Aug 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Polenta 0

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As already mentioned in a previous post, Polenta was an ingredient that I hardly used before I was diagnosed.  One reason was that in Malta it is not so popular so I hardly looked at it in supermarkets. When diagnosed you start to look for things you CAN eat.  So polenta was one of them. …

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Yummy Mini Corn Dog Muffins

Date: 20 May 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Polenta, Savory Snacks & Nibbles 0

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This a snack enjoyed by both kids and adults alike!  Quick and simple to make and are lovely served warm with Ketchup or Mustard.  They make perfect party fare and go down really well with the boys when watching a game! 1 cup rice flour 3/4 cup instant polenta 2 tablespoons of sugar 2 1/2…

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Polenta, Almond & Raspberry Cake

Date: 04 May 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Desserts, Food, Polenta, Sweets & Treats 0

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Yes, yet another way to use Polenta!  This time in sweets.  A slice of this cake goes down really well with a cup of tea or coffee in the afternoon!  And it is incredibly quick and easy to prepare! 3 eggs 170g sugar 150g of polenta (I used half Polenta and half Fumetto which is …

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Ham, Egg & Cheese Polenta Pie

Date: 02 May 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Polenta 0

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Haven’t I convinced you yet to try out Polenta? Maybe this easy recipe will entice you! Great served with a green salad and some fresh tomato sauce! 1 + 1 cups instant polenta (to be made in two batches) Gluten Free Chicken Stock Powder 3 + 3 cups of water 2/3 cup Parmesan Cheese +…

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Chicken with Mushrooms on Slow Cooked Polenta

Date: 24 Apr 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Polenta 0

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Chicken is so versatile and there are so many ways to cook it.  One of my favorite way is to let it simmer slowly in a good red wine and mushrooms.  We are used to serve such a casserole with some mashed or roast potatoes, but I have served this over creamy cheesy polenta, not…

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Roasted Tomatos and Brie in a Polenta Crust

Date: 16 Apr 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Polenta, Savory Snacks & Nibbles, Starters & Soups 0

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Another great idea for Polenta.  This will make a very simple yet delicious starter to prepare, just bursting with Mediterranean Flavors!  All credit goes to Daisy’s World as I adapted my recipe from hers.  I prefer Brie Cheese to Goat Cheese myself and I added fresh garlic and chilli! 120g Brie 1-2 tbsps Cream Cheese…

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