Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Recipe Monday (on Wednesday) Fried Polenta With Mozzarella and Shrimp

     Well I missed my Monday post and nobody noticed, which is sort of discouraging. However, for the two people who actually read this blog, I shall plod ahead and post a recipe that I threw together for an appetizer for Christmas dinner. It went over pretty well. Nobody spit it out or got sick, so I'm calling it a success. Here  it is:

Fried Polenta with Mozzarella, Shrimp and White Truffle Oil

  • 1 tube firm polenta
  • Mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • A dozen or so shrimp, peeled, cleaned and de-tailed. 
  • White truffle oil
  • Olive oil
  1. Slice polenta into 1/4" slices, set on paper towel to absorb excess water
  2. Preheat oven to 350F
  3. Heat some olive oil in a pan
  4. Fry polenta in oil until lightly brown on both sides (about 3-5 minutes per side)
  5. Put polenta on greased cookie sheet.
  6. Put a slice of mozzarella and a shrimp or two on each slice of polenta
  7. Drizzle white truffle oil over the top of each piece
  8. Put sheet in oven and bake until cheese is melted (about 10-12 minutes)
  9. Optionally you can put a dollop of marinara on each slice as well before heating
Good times and Happy Holidays!

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