“Polentine” snacks with Seafood Salad (or whatever you like better)

 

Here is a special and typical Italian recipe for summer: “Polentine”!

The preparation is very simple, all you need is cornmeal flour and water. Then, bake it in the oven!  This delicious snack does not contain gluten or dairy products and can be accompanied with any of your favourite ingredients.

I made my Polentine with different flavours including a jar of Seafood SaladArtichoke Patè and Asparagus Patè for a smooth and creamy texture.

What are you waiting for? Fasten your apron and try my:

“Polentine” snacks with Seafood Salad

Ingredients for 4 people:

Ingredients

Bring 1 litre of salted water to the boil. Then, pour the cornmeal flour slowly in the water, stirring with a wooden spoon.

Pour the cornmeal flour slowly in the boiling water

Let it cook for 30-40 minutes until the “polenta” will have become more solid, stirring from time to time.

Cook the polenta, stirring from time to time

If you want to save some time, just use an instant mixture. You can find it in the best supermarket and it will take only a few minutes to get ready! Prepare the Cornmeal mush the day before.. it will be even better!

Cover a baking tray with a dampen backing paper and pour the “polenta” in it.

Pour the polenta into a baking tray

Level off the polenta.

Levell off the polenta

Then, cover with another dampens backing paper sheet.

Cover with a dampen backing paper sheet

Let it cool down and then put in the fridge.

Shortly before serving your appetizer, turn on the oven at 180°C.

Take the Polenta and, using biscuit cutters of your favourite shape, obtain many pieces of it. In Italian they are called “polentine”, meaning “tiny polenta pieces”.

Obtain many polentine with biscuit cutters

Sprinkle few drops of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top and bake in the oven for 10-15minutes. When golden and crunchy, remove the “Polentine” from the oven.

Golden crunchy polentine

Spread a teaspoon of your favourite patè (I would suggest the Asparagus Patè or the Artichokes Patè).

Spread your favourite patè on the polentina or leave them natural

Put few pieces of Seafood Salad on top. Leave some of the polentine with no dressing… they are delicious also just with a pinch of salt!

Add the Seafood Salad on top

Already done! Serve warm, your guests will love this!

Buona Appetito!

Enjoy and… Buon Appetito!

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