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Creamy Polenta and Charred Summer Vegetables with a Soft Egg

August 2nd, 2016

Tom Gore Vineyards: Farm Fresh Recipes

This polenta dish is perfect for summer or any time of year! The layers of flavour make this dish unforgettable.
  • For the polenta
  • 1 Cup of dry heirloom polenta
  • 4 Cups of heavy cream
  • 3 Garlic cloves; minced
  • 1/4 Cup of butter; room temperature
  • 1/4 Cup of parmesan cheese; grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the summer vegetables
  • 1/2 Pound of padron peppers
  • 1/2 Pound of sun gold tomatoes
  • 4 Ears of corn; blanched
  • 1 Bunch of basil; torn
  • 1/4 Cup of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the egg
  • 4 Farm fresh eggs; room temperature
  • 3 Tablespoon of salt
  1. In a heavy bottomed sauce pan, bring heavy cream and garlic to a boil. Immediately whisk in polenta and reduce heat to a low simmer. Constantly stir. Cook time will depend on the polenta being used. Our polenta takes about 40 minutes to become tender. Once tender, whisk in the butter until fully melted. Remove from heat and add the parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Gently place eggs into the water and allow to boil for 4 minutes. Remove from boiling water and place eggs into ice water. Allow to cool before peeling.

  3. Toss the Padron peppers, Sun Gold tomatoes, and corn in olive oil and salt. On high heat, grill and char the Padron peppers and Sun Gold tomatoes until blistered, and the corn until partially charred. Remove from heat. Once cool enough, cut off the corn kernels from the cob.

  4. To serve, place the polenta on the plate and then top with charred vegetables, ripped basil, and egg.

Creamy Polenta and Charred Summer Vegetables with a Soft Egg

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