Grilled Skewered Vegetables with Quick Polenta

by on November 30, 2006
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Grilled Vegetables and Polenta

I seem to buy an average of one new cookbook a week, and the sad thing is, I rarely use them. I keep piles of them beside my bed, on my desk, and next to my chair in the den, and I often glance through them (especially if there are pretty pictures) looking for inspiration, but I rarely just pick one up and follow a recipe.

But I was looking through my newest acquisition, Verdura: Vegetables Italian Style by Viana La Place, when a recipe caught my eye: Grilled Skewered Vegetables. It wasn’t that it was innovative or different; it was simply that I had all the ingredients on-hand, and the author suggested serving it with polenta. Since I’ve recently learned a fast and easy way to make polenta in the microwave, I’ve been looking for ways to use it.

Both recipes are simple and work well together. Start your vegetables first, so they can be marinating while the polenta is chilling. You’ll need to get this started early in the day, but it comes together quickly at dinnertime. You can even prepare the polenta the day before, but don’t let the vegetables sit that long or they won’t be fresh. Both recipes make about 4 servings.


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1 Fiona December 3, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Would you recommend the Misto? I bought one recently and then looked at the reviews on Amazon and saw that it had MANY low star reviews stating the product breaks easily. I’m now wondering if I should return it. Any thoughts? (If you have the time – if not, that’s OK.)


2 SusanV December 3, 2010 at 6:24 pm

I used mine for several years before it gave me any trouble, but you have to be vigilant about cleaning it often. None of the brands (and I’ve tried several) works perfectly, though. They either put out too fine a mist, like a cloud that flies back in your face, or are too much like a stream rather than a spray. The Misto works better than most.


3 Fiona December 3, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Thank you! 🙂


4 Fiona December 3, 2010 at 6:20 pm

I ask because this recipe mentions the Misto, in case you were wondering. 🙂


5 Gwen March 17, 2013 at 1:38 pm

This is probably a silly question, but I’m new to the vegan world, and I’ve never made polenta in my life. Can the sliced polenta be grilled, or will it simply crumble and fall apart?


6 Susan Voisin March 17, 2013 at 2:02 pm

It holds together well, so you can grill it. Welcome to the vegan world! 🙂


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