Polenta with Tomato Sauce

Polenta con Salsa di Pomidoro

Mary Ann Esposito

SERVES 8

Polenta with tomato sauce is very common in the northern regions of Italy and can be likened to the southern favorite dish of pasta with tomato sauce. Southern Italians also have their own version of polenta with tomato sauce, known as polentina; it is a little soupier than its northern cousin.

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup Filippo Berio Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 cups peeled and diced fresh tomatoes (about 6 medium tomatoes)
2 tablespoons dry red wine
4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 recipe Polenta, chilled

DIRECTIONS

In a saucepan, heat 1/4 cup of the olive oil. Add the garlic and sauté until soft. Add the tomatoes and red wine and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the basil and salt and pepper and simmer for 5 minutes more.

Meanwhile, cut the polenta into 8 thick slices. In a frying pan, heat the remaining 1/2 cup olive oil and fry the polenta slices on both sides until lightly browned. Place the slices in individual soup bowls.

Pour the sauce over the polenta slices and serve immediately.

item recipe is featured in Episode 0 of Season 0.

Want More Recipes? See My Latest Book:

Buy Ciao Italia Family Classics by Mary Ann EspositoCiao Italia Family Classics

Mary Ann returns to her family's humble beginnings to bring us a treasure trove of more than 200 time-honored recipes.

Buy it now from Amazon for just $24.00

Buy It From Amazon

A Testimonial From Mario Batali:

This collection epitomizes the tradition and love that goes into all of Mary Ann Esposito's cooking. Like her award-winning TV series, this book will live on for years with all of those who cook her delicious recipes. My kids love everything Mary Ann cooks!"

Comments

Leave a comment

There are no comments yet.

Leave a Comment