Polenta Squares with Blue Cheese

    2 hours 45 minutes

    A great side dish for the barbecue - squares of cooked polenta are topped with blue cheese and grilled until golden and slightly charred.


    7 people made this

    Makes: 30 squares

    • 375g instant polenta
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil, for brushing
    • 150g blue cheese, broken up

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:2hours setting  ›  Ready in:2hours45min 

    1. Cook the polenta according to the packet instructions. While it is still warm, spoon the polenta onto a greaseproof-lined 25x30cm baking tray, spreading evenly so it's about 2cm thick. Leave to harden and set, or refrigerate overnight.
    2. Preheat barbecue for high heat.
    3. Slice the potenta into squares. Brush each one lightly with oil then barbecue on one side for 1 to 2 minutes, until slightly charred and warmed through. Turn the squares over, top each one with a teaspoon of blue cheese; cover with the BBQ lid for 30 seconds, or until the cheese has melted slightly. Transfer the squares onto a platter and serve.

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    I really didn't enjoy this dish but I'm not sure if it's the recipe or me not liking polenta as I'd never tried it before. I won't be having it again I have to say after trying this dish, sorry.  -  31 Jan 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    I really enjoyed it and didn't miss my usual meat dish on the BBQ. Next time would oil well on both sides as the first side stuck to BBQ and the crispy charred bits make a big difference to the flavour. Mine was a bit deep, would do a little thinner next time so more cheese flavour.  -  08 Jun 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


     -  24 May 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)