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Sautéed Vegetables on Polenta

Posted on October 19, 2018 with 0 comments


This very bare-bones title does not begin to describe the meal we had!

I started making the polenta...  Slowly...

While it cooked (and I stirred), I sautéed 1 bunch of chopped broccoli rabe (and no... I don’t blanch... I like bitter!  If I wanted to get rid of the bitter, I WOULDN'T BE EATING BROCCOLI RABE!!!) in EVOO until it started to soften.

Then I added halved cherry tomatoes, and corn freshly cut from the cob, and a bit of sage.  At this point, it does not need to be cooked much longer.  Fresh corn almost raw is my preferred style.

When the vegetables were perfectly done, I ladled them on to the soft polenta...

Topped with cotija cheese and a drizzle of EVOO...

Some great salt and a few grinds of pepper...

If I may say so, A Triumph of Simplicity.

Really delicious.  Vegetable forward.  Just al dente enough.