Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Grilled Chicken with Fresh Corn Polenta and Zucchini Sauce
The chicken part was insanely simple. I defrosted 2 frozen chicken thighs in the microwave, then liberally sprinkled both of them with blackening spice. I covered them with plastic wrap and put them in the ice box to hang out while I put the rest of dinner together. I ended up throwing the chicken on the grill until they registered 170 degrees.
Now for the fun part...
I won't write out the whole recipe here, but go here to find it. I did not make the full recipe because I was afraid if we didn't like it, we'd be stuck with it for a week. Now, I wish I had made the whole thing. The only substitution I made was using zucchini instead of the eggplant called for in the recipe. Dev doesn't like eggplant. I think it would be awesome, though.
I found this recipe on Food52- which happens to be one of my favorite places to find new recipes and techniques.
So, is this recipe a little fussy? Yes. Would I come home after a busy Wednesday and try to make this for dinner? No. Was it worth the 20 minutes it took me to clean my food processor after I made it? Yes. Would I make it for dinner if Wills and Kate just happened to stop by? Yes.
Seriously, if you love polenta, or just love corn, you need to try this. I just used frozen corn, but it would be awesome with Silver Queen or Olathe Sweet corn.
As a side note, this dinner was also dairy and gluten free. Just sayin'.