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Basil Polenta   

Veg  HT  BBQ  HD  30mins plus cooling


Serves 4


Recipe tags:   Hot Vegetarian herbs   Hors  d'oeuvres Starter  Appetizer   Barbecue    Gluten Wheat free  Eggless



720ml/24fl.oz. Water or Stock

Salt and Black Pepper

175g/6oz Polenta

4 tbsp freshly chopped Basil

25g/1oz Butter

Olive Oil

Fresh Basil sprigs to garnish




1. Place the water or stock, salt and pepper in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.


2. Stir in the polenta, reduce the heat and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes until very thick. 


3. Remove from the heat, add the butter and herbs and mix well.


4. Lightly grease a baking tray with oil, then spread the polenta evenly over the surface, about 1cm/ inch thick. Set aside and allow to cool and set.


5.  Once set, cut the polenta into 8 portions (either into squares, oblongs or triangles with a knife or other shapes using a biscuit cutter then brush with olive oil and cook over medium hot coals for 3 minutes on each side. 


Serve hot with barbecued tomatoes or a chunky tomato sauce and garnished with basil sprigs.



Main equipment required to make this Recipe



wooden spoon

Baking Tray

Sharp knife


Key techniques required to make this Recipe


Tips, Options and Substitutions


Using a special hinged bbq basket enables smaller pieces of food to be cooked on the bbq without fear of it falling through the grills


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