Soft White Polenta and Three Cheeses with Heirloom Roasted Tomatoes
It was just a forgone conclusion that I was going to make this Soft White Polenta with Three Cheeses and Roasted heirloom Tomatoes
Why? Don’t make me say it….. because I had to cook it before the bugs got to it. There I said it out loud.
I seem to have a few of the pesky creatures escaping from packets here and there. They are Italian ones there is no doubt they came from the organic, stone ground, un-heat treated buckwheat flour I haven’t managed to finish. They all headed straight for the pasta packets in the other cupboard, after escaping from the buckwheat because……they so love pasta, just like Italians do.
This white polenta is very fine and perfect for cakes and also this soft and cheesy side dish. Oh my gosh we ate the soft cheesy polenta as a side with steak, fish and chicken, kind of like a potato or pasta substitute. It was so good. I say we because Skater ate it too!. Win
So this is my new favourite side dish Soft White Polenta with Three Cheeses and roasted heirloom tomatoes. I made it in a spring form tin, but it is much better to make it in a nice casserole dish you can pop into the oven and then onto the table.
- 250 gm polenta fine white (1 cup)
- 1 ½ litres water 6 cups
- 100 gm Cheese cheddar or parmesan
- 50 gm butter
- 1 whole corn husked
- 400 gm heirloom tomatoes Coloured green yellow, orange, baby romas and cherries 2 cups
- 50 gm cheddar cheese
- 50 gm mozzarella
- 25 gm Parmesan cheese grated, 4 Tablespoons
- ¼ cup basil leaves
- 2 Tablespoons chives chopped
- 5 gm salt and pepper to taste
I like to add the extra cheese to the middle of the dish to concentrate it. That way the sides stay creamy and soft while the cheese is all melty in the middle.
If you want to add all the cheese at once while it is cooking, Then go ahead. Just add it all at the end with the corn kernels and stir till combined.
Poor the polenta into a casserole, top with tomatoes and cheese and bake straight away if you like.
Now this is how it tastes best……