Poached egg on polenta with tomato relishReviewed by our expert panel
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- spray oil
- 2 cups skim milk
- 2 cups liquid salt-reduced vegetable stock (or water)
- 1 cup instant polenta
- ½ medium-sized red onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons brown sugarlight brown cane sugarX
- 400g can no-added-salt chopped tomatoes
- 90g oil-free roasted capsicum, chopped
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 4 eggs
- 300g frozen broad beansfavaX, peeled
- 3 cups frozen sliced green beans
1 Coat a 4cm-deep 16cm x 24cm heatproof dish with oil spray. Pour milk and stock into a medium-sized saucepan set over a medium heat and bring to the boil. Add polenta, whisking, in a steady stream. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until mixture is thick. Pour into prepared dish and smooth surface. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until firm.
2 Meanwhile, spray the base of a medium-sized saucepan with oil. Set over a medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add sugar, tomatoes, capsicum and half the vinegar. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes or until mixture thickens. Set aside to cool.
3 Preheat a grill pan set over a medium-high heat. Turn out polenta, slice in 4 equal-sized rectangles then halve on the diagonal to form triangles. Spray polenta triangles with oil. Grill each side for 2 minutes or until golden and heated through.
4 Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining vinegar and stir water with a wooden spoon to make a whirlpool. Crack 1 egg, carefully, into the centre of the whirlpool. Poach for 3-4 minutes (for a soft egg) or until cooked to your liking. With a slotted spoon transfer poached egg to a plate. Repeat with remaining eggs.
5 Microwave beans following packet directions or until just tender. Drain.
6 Top grilled polenta triangles with a poached egg. Serve with tomato relish and beans.
Make it gluten free: Check stock is gluten free.
Continuously stir polenta (step 1). This stops it from forming lumps and you will also avoid burning it.
Nutrition Info (per serve)
Total fat 11g
–Saturated fat 3g
Dietary fibre 11g
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