Polenta with Roasted Broccoli Rabe, Cauliflower and TomatoesPosted: January 24, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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