Grilled polenta with olive tapenade, parmesan and rocket


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The Café Paradiso Cookbook

The Café Paradiso Cookbook

By Denis Cotter

Published 1999

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This is the simplest version of this dish. Other variations I use a lot include replacing the raw rocket with wilted chard or black kale, lightly cooked asparagus or purple sprouting broccoli. Basil or rocket pesto can also be used instead of the tapenade.



CUT THE COOLED POLENTA INTO EIGHT TRIANGULAR WEDGES, brush these on both sides with olive oil and cook under a hot grill, or on a griddle pan, until they become crisp on the outside and start to brown. Turn the wedges once to cook both sides evenly.

Dilute the tapenade with the olive oil. Put a couple of polenta wedges on each of four plates and pour the tapenade around them. Top with a