Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade On Polenta Triangles

Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade On Polenta Triangles - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and Snacks
Rated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 35 min
Yield: 8 Serving

Nutrition Facts:
240 calories
9 grams fat

Ingredients

Tapenade:

12 black brine-cured olives (like Kalamata) -- pitted

9 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil -- well-drained, -- coarsely chopped

1/4 c chopped fresh parsley

2 Tbsp tomato paste

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

1 tsp chopped fresh thyme

1 small garlic clove -- minced

Polenta:

1 1/4 c whipping cream

1 1/4 c water

3/4 tsp salt

2/3 c yellow cornmeal

3/4 tsp hot pepper sauce -- (Tabasco)

4 Tbsp olive oil

chopped fresh parsley

Directions

For tapenade: Combine all ingredients in processor. Using off/on turns, process until finely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

For polenta: Combine cream, water and salt in heavy medium saucepan. Bring to boil. Gradually whisk in cornmeal. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir until polenta is thick, about 10 minutes. Mix in hot sauce. Season with pepper. Pour into an 8-inch square glass baking dish. Chill until cold, about 1 hour.

(Tapenade and polenta can be made 1 day ahead. Cover separately & chill).

Cut polenta into 12 squares. Cut each square in half diagonally, forming 24 triangles. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a heavy large non-stick skillet over high heat. Working in batches, add polenta triangles and saute until golden, adding remaining 2 T. oil as necessary, about 2 minutes per side per batch. Transfer polenta to paper towels, drain. Divide tapenade among triangles. Arrange on platter. Garnish with parsley. Serve at room temperature.

Yield: 24

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Latest Reviews

"The sauce was amazing, it did turn out to be very thick. I was able to fix a hole in my wall with the leftovers! Kidding, very good..." - russell b.

"This moist cornbread with a crisp, golden crust is great with chili or as a quick side dish." - heather

"Wow, way too many ingredients for something so simple" - kim t.

"A classic Italian dish prepared with tomato sauce and mozzarella, with a few additions by Chef..." - tammy schill

"This is my first pizza sauce yet takes like a long held family secret! Truly pizzaisque!" - carla a.

"It was good, but nothing outstanding about it. I made it without tweaks other than the addition of red wine. Not sure what everyone was going on about the saltiness or need to cut back on the dressing mixes... I followed the recipe & didn't find it to be salty at all -or overly flavorful for that ... " - mike r.

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