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Polenta With Tomato Sauce

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  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon (For Coating Pan)
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Yellow cornmeal 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Tomato sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Tomatoes 4 Large, chopped
  Chopped celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Red bell pepper 1 , seeded and chopped
  Dried basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Prepared mustard 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cider vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon (For Brushing Polenta)

Coat loaf pan with olive oil.
Bring salted water to a boil over high heat.
Add cornmeal in a slow, steady stream, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to press out lumps.
Stir until all cornmeal has been added.
Simmer and stir continuously for 45 minutes.
Mixture should be thick and pull away from sides of pan.
Mix in butter.
Pour polenta into prepared loaf pan.
Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
Remove polenta from pan and cut into 1/2-inch slices.
While polenta is chilling, prepare tomato sauce.
Combine tomatoes, celery, and pepper in a deep bowl.
In a small bowl, combine basil, salt, mustard, sugar, and vinegar.
Toss to combine ingredients.
Cover and refrigerate until needed.
Adjust seasonings to taste and toss before serving.
Preheat stovetop grill.
Brush 6 polenta slices with oil.
Cook polenta over medium-high heat for 2 minutes per side.
Polenta should brown slightly on outside and be warm inside.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1234 Calories from Fat 580

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 64 g98.4%

Saturated Fat 18.5 g92.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 64.5 mg21.5%

Sodium 4999.6 mg208.3%

Total Carbohydrates 154 g51.4%

Dietary Fiber 19.2 g76.7%

Sugars 77.4 g

Protein 14 g29%

Vitamin A 228.7% Vitamin C 435.4%

Calcium 17.9% Iron 37.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Polenta With Tomato Sauce Recipe