Written By Cynthia Annett-Hynes Recipes Apr 8, 2011 Baked Polenta with Roasted Red Peppers and Artichoke Hearts SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestBaked PolentaIngredients3 c stock or water1 c cornmeal (polenta)1-2 TBSP olive oil1/4 tsp sea salt and dash black pepper to taste 1/3 c artichoke hearts, chopped1/3 c roasted red pepper, diced *1/2 tsp chipotle pepper puree50 grams (about 1/2 c) grated cheese- I like asiago best- parmesan or white cheddar also good)Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).Method1. Put stock/ water in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. 2. Add the salt and black pepper. 3. Gradually pour in the cornmeal, constantly stirring with a wooden spoon, into the water in a steady stream. 4. Reduce the heat to low, and cook for about another 10 minutes, stirring regularly. (polenta is thick and sticky and needs to be stirred regularly so it doesn’t stick/burn on the base of the pan). 5. Mix in the artichoke hearts and red peppers. 6. Taste, and add more seasoning if necessary. 7. can do one of 2 variations:Option 1) Baked Homestyle (as was served at Hollyhock for 70)-Pour into olive oil greased ramekins or a big casserole/gratin dish and cover with aluminum foil. -Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden.orOption 2) Crispy Triangles (my favourite when not such a big group)Lightly grease a 30 x 20 cm (12 x 8 inch) baking sheet with some olive oil. Pour the cooked polenta onto the sheet and spread evenly. Leave to cool and firm in the baking dish (can put this in the fridge to hasten this process) Cut the polenta into 10 cm (4 inch) squares and then across into triangles. Lightly grease another baking sheet with olive oil and place the polenta squares in a single layerPreheat the oven to 200°C (400°F). Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden. (Serves 4-6)* can roast a red pepper over a flame on gas stove/grill or in broiler, pop in a brown paper bag to loosen charred skin, and peel once cool enough, de-seed and chop! Simple Roasted Tomato SauceIngredients 2 lbs. tomatoes, (about 10-14 depending on type/size, I used romas)1 large onion, chopped4 cloves garlic2 tsp. olive oil1 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano (or 1 tsp dry)1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil (or 1 tsp dry)1 tsp. salt1 tsp. pepper2 T red wine or sherryOr splash or red wine vinegar MethodPreheat oven to 425 degrees F. On large greased baking sheet, lay out tomatoes, place in oven. Roast 45 to 65 minutes (*depends on type/size), or until tomatoes are tender, lightly browned / bits of skin about to blacken. In the meantime saute onions and garlic in saucepan, chop herbs. Once tomatoes roasted, peel off any blackened bits of skin. Roughly chop half, and blend the other half in the blender. Add to onions/garlic in saucepan, along oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer 15 mins Add red wine/sherry or a slash of red wine vinegar towards the end to bring out the flavours (Will make about 2 cups)RecipesVegetarian SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Cynthia Annett-Hynes ... Read More You may also like Food / How to Cook / Main course / Recipes November 2, 2021 French Quiche—Revised Our apologies for an omission in this recipe in the Dec|Jan issue. In the instructions for making the filling, we neglected to add the milk to the ... Read More Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 Sopa Paella Try the iconic Valencian dish as a hearty fall soup brimming with seafood and chorizo. We were going through a heat wave in Victoria when I ... Read More Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 It’s a Pancake Day! That crisp edge in the fall air stirs up a craving for comfort that sometimes only a stack of hot pancakes can deliver. So get your cast-iron pan ... Read More Breads / Food / How to Cook / Recipes July 13, 2021 Rosemary and Feta Potato Loaf A delicious homemade bread is always a welcome treat that can really set the mood for a good day. This is an approachable recipe to bring to holiday ... Read More Food / How to Cook / Recipes May 7, 2021 Halibut Stock Halibut Stock Did you know halibut bones make the most delicate yet flavourful stock imaginable? Ask your fish department to set aside the bones ... Read More Kitchen Tools / Must Have / Recipes November 27, 2020 Wood Oven Envy — Tips, Recipes, Links Some tips on cooking with wood in an outdoor oven, recipes, and links to the wood ovens mentioned in our article Dec|Jan 2020-2021 Tips on Cooking ... Read More Comments are closed.