I was unsure how to describe these...they are not cakes in the sweet sense but are shaped that way..answers on a post card??
These were made as a result of prior shopping trip by myself which resulted in arriving home with a packet of instant polenta....this considering I had never eaten, nor used it before.... However it was reduced to clear for 25p and I couldn't resist at that price! Is anyone else guilty of doing this? Just in case you would like to make these, its still on the market (I checked!) so not sure why it was discounted other than it was a small branch of a supermarket...
As per their website, this product is wheat, nut and gluten free so suitable to those with dietary restrictions
These quantities will make 2 little 'cakes' which you could serve either one as a vegetarian starter or two for a main, maybe with a little salad or extra garnish. They are very tasty and I hope you enjoy them too!
You will need 2 shallow chef rings or egg rings or a similar product to shape them.
The polenta cooks and sets very quickly so make sure everything is ready to go!!
50g quick cook Polenta
4 ripe cherry tomatoes, quartered
Parmesan or vegetarian equivalent
2 tsp mediterranean seasoning (mine is Tesco's Couscous seasoning)
200ml boiling water
Heat a saucepan with a drizzle of olive oil, dice the courgette into small chunks and fry for about 10 minutes or until they have a nice brown colour, add the tomatoes and fry for a further minute, tip into a bowl.
Using the same pan, add the boiling water and seasoning, bring back to the boil, quickly stir in the polenta, constantly stirring, re-add the vegetables, mix well and cook for a further minute, add about 2 tsp freshly grated parmesan*, now working quickly tip half the mix into each mould, use a spatula to press down and quickly remove the ring. Garnish with fresh mint and extra parmesan if desired.