14Ingredients
520Calories
40Minutes

Full of savory flavor, these Polenta Squares make a great addition to the dinner table or can be served as an appetizer. Baked and then lightly fried, the polenta squares have a buttery basil flavor and are crunchy on the outside while still maintaining their softness on the inside. This recipe provides instructions for making a creamy fish sauce to serve with the polenta squares, either on top or as a dipping sauce. Garnish with chopped basil and fresh parmesan.

Ingredients

  • 200 milliliters vegetable broth
  • 150 milliliters milk
  • 15 grams butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil (minced)
  • 75 grams polenta
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • 185 grams fish (canned bonito, in olive oil)
  • 1/3 onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 75 grams cream cheese
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • fresh basil (minced)
  • parmesan cheese (grated)

Directions

  1. In a saucepan heat the vegetable broth, milk, butter, basil, polenta, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and continue to cook on medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes while stirring. Pour into a baking pan and press down to flatten the surface. Let it cool.
  2. Once cool, unmold and cut into small squares.
  3. In a saucepan, heat olive oil and fry the polenta squares for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden. The texture should be crispy on the outside and soft in the inside.
  4. Pat the polenta squares with paper towel to remove the excess oil.
  5. Drain the fish and place in a bowl. Add the onion and cream cheese. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Season with a pinch of salt, black pepper, and basil.
  6. Pour the Bonito fish cream on the polenta squares. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.
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NutritionView more

520Calories
Sodium70%DV1680mg
Fat62%DV40g
Protein53%DV27g
Carbs5%DV15g
Fiber3%DV<1g

PER SERVING *

Calories520Calories from Fat360
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat40g62%
Saturated Fat16g80%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol125mg42%
Sodium1680mg70%
Potassium680mg19%
Protein27g53%
Calories from Fat360
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate15g5%
Dietary Fiber<1g3%
Sugars8g16%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Kristen G. 31 May 2015
This polenta in this recipe was just the way I like it, crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. The creamed fish with onions was a good accompaniment.