Polenta with Green Chilies and Cheese

posted by Terrytx 03-24-99 8:38 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *

Polenta with Green Chilies and Cheese

Recipe By : Terry Ward
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Side Dish Vegetarian

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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3 cups vegetable broth
1 small onion -- chopped
3 cloves garlic -- minced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne -- or to taste
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup polenta or medium coarse stone ground cornmeal
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese*
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 (4oz) can chopped green chiles
1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese*

Bring the first 6 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil: reduce heat to simmer over medium heat. Add polenta slowly, whisking constantly, and cook and stir until thicken and polenta is tender, about 10-15 minutes. Stir in Parmesan.

Pour half the polenta into a greased 8x8" baking dish. Sprinkle with cilantro, green chiles and 1/2 cup cheese. Top with remaining polenta and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until bubbly and cheese has melted.

NOTES : * Also good with Asiago cheese or Queso Fresco subed for the Parmesian and Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack for the Mexican blend. Or try feta or goat cheese. Another idea is to omit the onion and garlic in the first step. Instead caramelize the onion and garlic and add to the layer with the cilantro and green chiles.

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