Polenta with Roasted Broccoli Rabe, Cauliflower and Tomatoes

It is cold and rainy and I really and a bit irked that I am not currently at the gym because the husband did not decide to leave work and I need him to let me in my building`s gym because they don`t have my hand scan for entry yet because they only take hand scans on Fridays between 9 and 11am when I am at work. So I am waiting, and have started roasting, not on the timeframe I wanted. Boo! Ok, am off to the gym.  Follow along with the rest of the recipe.

20120123-214019.jpg

20120123-213957.jpg

 

What I Used:

1 bunch Broccoli Rabe

1 head of Cauliflower

1 pint Cherry or Grape tomatoes, I had some nice orange ones

10-12 Cloves Garlic, Peeled

Olive oil, Salt, Pepper, Smoked Hot Paprika, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes.

1 Cup Polenta + Cooking Liquid advised – mine is Veg Stock and I Used 3 Cups to 1 Cup Polenta

1 oz or so of cheese, whatever, a sheep or goats milk. I used some aged parmigiano-reggiano

What I did:

Trim up the rabe and cauliflower. Just cut off the ends of the rabe and pull off the bigger leaves. For the cauliflower, separate into florets. Put on a baking sheet with half the garlic and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, crushed red pepper.

20120123-205730.jpg

Quarter the tomatoes and put in a baking dish with the remainder of the garlic cloves. Again, drizzle with olive oil and season with the salt, pepper, smoked hot paprika, and crushed red pepper.

20120123-205738.jpg

Stick both in a 350 degree oven and roast for 20 min. I put mine in a 230 degree oven and went to the gym for an hour.

Check yours when the timer is up – 20 min if at the higher temp. Stir and stick back in for another 20-30 min or until the garlic is soft and all the veg has caramelized. This will take an hour and 30-45 min at the lower temp. And you can let the broccoli rabe get crispy.

20120123-210150.jpg

Start the polenta. I use the De La Estencia brand which is not quick cooking, but cooks in 5 minutes naturally. Bring the water to a simmer and cook until it is done. Add the cheese and melt it in.

Veg is done. Pull it out.

Plate It.

Eat It.

20120123-213957.jpg

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

2 Comments on “Polenta with Roasted Broccoli Rabe, Cauliflower and Tomatoes”

  1. […] Polenta with Roasted Broccoli Rabe, Cauliflower and Tomatoes (frshforce.wordpress.com) Advertisement GA_googleAddAttr("AdOpt", "1"); GA_googleAddAttr("Origin", "other"); GA_googleAddAttr("theme_bg", "ffffff"); GA_googleAddAttr("theme_border", "cccccc"); GA_googleAddAttr("theme_text", "333333"); GA_googleAddAttr("theme_link", "0060ff"); GA_googleAddAttr("theme_url", "df0000"); GA_googleAddAttr("LangId", "1"); GA_googleAddAttr("Autotag", "food"); GA_googleAddAttr("Autotag", "recipes"); GA_googleAddAttr("Autotag", "cooking"); GA_googleAddAttr("Tag", "cooking"); GA_googleAddAttr("Tag", "recipes"); GA_googleAddAttr("Tag", "techniques"); GA_googleAddAttr("Tag", "bacon-fat"); GA_googleAddAttr("Tag", "broccoli-rabe"); GA_googleAddAttr("Tag", "potatoes"); GA_googleAddAttr("Tag", "rapini"); GA_googleAddAttr("Tag", "side-dishes"); GA_googleFillSlot("wpcom_sharethrough"); Share this:EmailPrintDiggLike this:Like2 bloggers like this post. This entry was posted in cooking, recipes, techniques and tagged bacon fat, broccoli rabe, potatoes, Rapini, side dishes. Bookmark the permalink. ← Modern Baker Challenge: Lime-Scented Wafers […]

  2. […] Polenta with Roasted Broccoli Rabe, Cauliflower and Tomatoes (frshforce.wordpress.com) Share this:EmailPrintDiggLike this:Like2 bloggers like this post. This entry was posted in cooking, recipes, techniques and tagged bacon fat, broccoli rabe, potatoes, Rapini, side dishes. Bookmark the permalink. ← Modern Baker Challenge: Lime-Scented Wafers […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s