Grilled polenta with pear & blue cheese recipe

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Grilled polenta with pear & blue cheese

A distinct dish that features grilled polenta with sliced pears and Castello blue cheese.


4 cups milk
1 cup polenta
3/4 cup grated Parmesan
30g butter, chopped
420g can pear halves, drained and sliced
150g Castello blue cheese


Step 1 Line a 20cm square non-stick baking pan with baking paper.

Step 2 Cook squares under grill for another 2 mins until the cheese has melted. Serve grilled polenta immediately.

Step 3 Heat milk in a large saucepan on medium until just simmering. Gradually add polenta in a slow stream stirring constantly. Cook stirring on low heat for 15-20 mins until smooth and polenta comes away from sides of pan. Remove from heat. Add parmesan and butter stir until melted and creamy. Pour polenta into prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula. Set the polenta aside for 1 hr to set.

Step 4 Invert set polenta onto a clean board. Cut into 16 squares. Place squares on a baking try and cook under a preheated grill on high for 2-3 mins until golden. Top each square with 2 pear slices and crumble over blue cheese.

Coles - January 2014

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