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Prawn and chorizo polenta

8
7
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
55 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
35 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy

Ingredients

Fresh bay leaf

1 whole

Polenta, dry

1 cup(s), (170g)

Plain flour

1½ tbs

Chorizo sausage

60 g, cut into 1cm pieces

Brown onion

1 medium, finely chopped

Green capsicum

½ medium, finely chopped

Celery

1 individual, chopped

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Cajun seasoning

1 tsp

Chicken stock cube

1 individual, to make 1 cup (250ml) stock

Tomato(es)

2 medium, finely chopped

Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp

Prawns

250 g, peeled, tails in tact

Grated parmesan cheese

1 tbs

Lemon juice

1 tsp

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 tbs, finely chopped

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Place 4 cups water and bay leaf in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Gradually whisk in polenta. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, whisking occasionally, for about 30 minutes or until polenta is thick and creamy.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over medium-low heat. Add flour and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for about 10 minutes or until it starts to smell toasty and is lightly browned. Transfer to small bowl.
  3. Lightly spray the same pan with oil and heat over medium heat. Cook chorizo, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Add onion, capsicum, celery and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes or until vegetables soften
  4. Stir in seasoning and toasted flour to coat chorizo and vegetables. Stir in stock, tomatoes and Worcestershire. Bring to the boil. Gently boil for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Add prawns. Cook, stirring for 3-4 minutes until prawns change colour and are just cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Remove polenta from heat. Stir in parmesan and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Divide polenta into serving bowls. Serve topped with prawn mixture. Garnish with parsley.

Notes

TIP: Polenta (cornmeal) is made from ground corn. It’s available from major supermarkets, health food stores and some greengrocers. Use regular polenta, rather than instant variety in this recipe.