Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Potluck + Magazine Monday = Two Sides: Jamie’s Zucchini and Garlic as well as Fried Polenta

First off, thank you to Meighan of Cooking with Abandon for becoming a follower of my blog!

Potluck means…..do whatever you want! A few days before the Potluck Theme was announced, I made Jamie’s zucchini and garlic slices to go along with a smoked mozzarella & artichoke ravioli. That was paired up with my review of Dolci di Love. The recipe came from Cook with Jamie and Food and Wine magazine





Last night we tried the fried polenta – what a nice change from rice and potatoes... and I love potatoes.


Chop up bits of polenta and dust them with cornmeal……when your oil is hot enough gently place the chunks of cornmeal-dusted polenta into your pan. Fry up for 8 minutes or so….serve hot.


This recipe comes from Jamie’s Italy - A book I may want to purchase. The library has been my friend with all the Jamie books I have stacked in the kitchen!


You know what to do……surf over to IHCC for Potluck and see what other Jamie-fans have conjured up….then check out Ivonne’s Magazine Monday series.
IHCC

Buon Appetito……..Ciao!

16 comments:

Cooking With Abandon said...

Awww. Thanks! I'm thinking of joining I heart cooking clubs. I've never (gasp!) cooked anything from Jamie!

Rita said...

Your polenta looks Super! I have to learn how to make that. And I do love zucchini and want to find new ways to prepare it. I would love to know is this just garlic and lemon cooked with thinly sliced zucchini?
Rita

MM said...

The zucchini looks simple and beautiful!

Pierce said...

Meighan - do it! It's funa nd you don't have to join officially. Just make something from one of Jamie's books, website, etc. and add your link in. It's fun!

Rita - I used my food processor to get the zucchini slices uniform size and width (plus it was easier) and I added everything from his recipe except the chilies. Too hot for us. Lemon juice and butter and garlic - delish!

MM - Thanks - I like simple these days.

Kim said...

Zucchini is one of my favorite green veggies and it sounds great with the garlic. Never tried fried polenta, but I know it has to be good! Lookin' good Tina!

Pierce said...

Thanks Kim - I like polenta as a side without the frying up too. I think you'd like it.

Brenda said...

I STILL haven't cooked anything from Jamie, but one of his cookbooks is at the very top of my wishlist. So far at the top I might have to buy it in the next couple of weeks. Like I need another cookbook. I've only tried polenta once and I quite liked it. Not sure why I don't eat it more. Love that ice cold white wine pic.... :o)

Katerina said...

Zucchinis are very dear to me and polenta is something I have to experiment with since I haven't cooked it yet! They all look delicious!

Pierce said...

Brenda, you could get Jamie recipes online too. Join in!

Katerina - Thanks so much. I want to plant some zucchini this summer. We eat alot of them.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Both of these recipes look and sound fabulous. I love zucchini and as you mentioned, polenta is such a great change from the normal side dishes. Great potluck picks! ;-)

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I've had zucchini prepared that way ala Michael Symon and just loved it. So lovely for the warmer temps.
And deep-fried polenta bits!! Sounds wonderful. ☺

natalia said...

What a wonderful meal you had ! I love it that you can loan a cookbook from the library ! Here they do not have any !

Mélodie said...

I love zucchinis. Just got a big one in my CSA box this week. I might have to try this recipe!

Pierce said...

Thanks Deb! We'll be having polenta again this week. I had so much left over.

Natashya - I still need to check out Michael Symon. You've made some nice looing dishes from his books.

Natalia - Really...that's too bad you can't check out cookbooks. It's been a maoney saver for me as I can't buy all the books I want!

Melodie - Oh that's nice. You can do so much with zucchinis. I look forward to your posts.

Mélodie said...

Tried it alongside some grilled sausages. Wonderful. I loved all that lemon.

creampuff said...

That fried polenta is making my mouth water!

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