Basil Garlic Polenta

San Gennaro Polenta comes pre-cooked, so it is ready to heat and serve. A great alternative to rice or pasta, this versatile product is a great addition to any meal!

Craving a healthy lunch? Pair our perfectly seasoned Basil Garlic Polenta with some grilled vegetables and pasta sauce for a twist on vegetarian spaghetti. Gluten free, fat free, cholesterol free, kosher product, and shelf stable for 9 months. 

 

Ingredients: Water, Yellow Corn Meal, Dehydrated Garlic, Salt, Basil, Tartaric Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Beta Carotene (Vitamin A).

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size......................................... 2 - ½” slices

Calories............................................... 74
Calories from Fat ................................. 0
Total Fat ............................................. 0 g
Saturated Fat ...................................... 0 g
Trans Fat............................................. 0 g
Cholesterol.......................................... 0 mg
Sodium............................................... 310 mg
Total Carbohydrate............................... 15 g
           Dietary Fiber............................. 1 g
           Sugars..................................... 1 g
Protein................................................ 2 g
Vitamin A............................................. 6%
Vitamin C............................................. 12%
Calcium................................................ 0%
Iron..................................................... 2%

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Preparation Methods   
There are several ways to prepare San Gennaro Polenta depending on what is convenient for you and your preferred cooking methods.                           

Conventional Oven - With this method, you may heat the Polenta before, or after topping with sauce or whatever topping you may be using. Basically, use a cookie sheet, baking pan or casserole, lightly oiled. Place slices of Polenta (1/2" - 3/4" thick) in a single layer. Bake at 350 for 15 - 20 minutes (even more with some toppings).                                               

Broil - Place slices of Polenta on oiled cookie sheets or baking pan. Brush olive oil on top of each slice. Place under broiler until top starts to brown. This method works particularly well on plain Polenta when a crispy texture is desired. You may want to brown both sides.                          

Microwave - In general, Polenta recipes microwave well. Placing slices of Polenta onto a dish or other appropriate microwaveable container, you may heat plain for 30 - 60 seconds (more may be needed for more slices), or top with whatever you like, which may increase your cooking time. Generally cook until desired heat level is achieved.   

Pan-fry - Using a non-stick skillet, fry slices of Polenta in butter or olive oil on medium - low heat. Cook on both sides until desired heat is reached. Longer cook time will yield crisper texture. You may place desired toppings on when ready to serve.  

Deep Fry - Basically, slice Polenta then cut the slices in half. You may fry plain or use an egg dip then coat with breadcrumbs. Fry at 350° for 4-5 minutes.      

 

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