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
Great flavors, super easy to make. Love it!
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. :)
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Great recipe, but make it even better with fresh salsa you make. It only takes 5 minutes! Search for salsa on CL recipes.
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!
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!