My family enjoyed this recipe. If you get a bite with all the components, it's really great. The meal came together very quickly, too. The only change I made to the recipe was to use feta instead of queso fresco. I served steamed green beans on the side.
Grilled Polenta with Spicy Steak
bellymama Posted: 07/11/10
Zeegirl602 Posted: 06/03/10
This was really, really good and pretty easy to put together. Didn't have chipotle chili powder so I used regular chili powder, but that was the only change I made. Definitely will make again!
mangiapeach Posted: 06/06/10
Great recipe, but make it even better with fresh salsa you make. It only takes 5 minutes! Search for salsa on CL recipes.
Darian Posted: 06/26/10
I had never made grilled polenta at home before, and this was a great first experience. The whole meal came together so easily and the flavors really complemented one another. Also very filling!
lizardstew Posted: 07/11/10
My husband and I really enjoyed this. I used sirloin instead of flank because that's what I had. The grilled polenta was really good...better than I thought it would be, but next time I'll spice them up a bit. I chopped up fresh tomatoes instead of using salsa. I also didn't use queso fresco because I didn't have any and didn't want to buy it for this little bit, but the feta I used gave a nice salty flavor with the buttery avocado and spicy cilantro. I will definitley make this one again!
GatewayCook Posted: 08/06/10
Great flavors, super easy to make. Love it!
HKlint Posted: 07/08/10
I have made this twice now and it's an absolutely fabulous dish! We were entertaining unexpectedly a few weeks back and needed a quick meal to pull together in a pinch and this was not only fast and easy, but our guests were impressed as well. The flavors really compliment one another and is a great new twist on "Mexican" without having tacos...that being said, it would also be delicous served with tortillas.
Lsulliv8 Posted: 05/31/10
This recipe is SO GOOD. I made it exactly as directed (except grilled everything outside) and the flavors and textures all complement each other very well. I will definitely be making this again!
evemarie Posted: 06/12/10
This was good. We served it with grilled zucchini. Instead of salsa, I used fresh pico de gallo with cilantro. The spice rub was good. The entire meal came together very fast and was very filling! Not sure I would use the avocado next time -- it just didn't seem to add anything to the dish (except fat and calories!) Overall, we will probably enjoy this again.
MIJenn Posted: 07/26/10
What a tasty and colorful meal - the first one I've ever photographed! I made a quick salsa with grape tomatoes, fresh corn, and jalepeno (with just a splash of red wine vinegar and lime juice) and used that over the spicy steak. Polenta worked great as a mild but purposeful complement to the meat. Omitted the avocado, but never missed it. I served this meal with Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges & Queso Fresco. A delight! I was so proud. :)
JessicaLuu Posted: 09/20/11
I wasn't expecting this to be a wow, but it was really a wow. The spicy steak combined with the grilled polenta and the cool avocado was outstanding. I think the avocado is integral, but I love avocado. Remember your MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids) with every meal