Spend a little time in the kitchen making these Roasted Red Pepper Polenta Bowls with Market Vegetables and Seared Sea Scallops, and you’ll have the perfect weekend dinner to serve for a date night in or when company calls. The extra effort of mixing pureed roasted pepper into cooked polenta doesn’t go unnoticed, and sea scallops are always impressive.
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Remember earlier this week when I shared these Summer Vegetable Polenta Bowls? They’re a perfect quick and easy weeknight meal with lots of customizable options.
Well today I’m showing you how to elevate that base recipe for a more gourmet weekend meal, when presumably you’d have a little extra time to spend in the kitchen languishing over a meal. But even these little upgrades don’t take that much extra effort- you could definitely still make these Roasted Red Pepper Polenta Bowls on a weeknight if you’d like!
All that’s required to elevate the polenta into something extraordinary is a roasted red pepper- I char it over an open flame and puree the flesh, then stir it right into cooked polenta. I also add a splash of balsamic vinegar because I think a little acidity boosts the flavor of the roasted pepper.
Then top these Roasted Red Pepper Polenta Bowls with a few sea scallops, seared to golden brown perfection. Not only do they round out the meal with protein, but scallops just always feel fancy. Lastly, micro greens are my go-to finishing touch for when I want any meal to stand out a bit more.
I made both the weeknight polenta bowls and this elevated weekend polenta bowl recipe in partnership with Anolon using the pots and pans from their Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel Collection as part of their Instruments of Inspiration campaign. Wouldn’t they look so pretty in your kitchen? Keep reading to find out how you can win the entire set!
These high-performance pots and pans, with their copper bottoms that allow for superior and even heating, make any cooking job go smoothly- whether it’s a quick weeknight recipe or something more gourmet when you have a little more time to spend in the kitchen.
Get the full recipe for these Roasted Red Pepper Polenta Bowls with Seared Scallops on Anolon’s website, AND hop on over to my Instagram page and enter to win a complete Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel 10 piece set!