4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup shrimp mixture and 3 polenta slices)

How to Make It

Step 1

Remove and discard stalks from fennel bulb. Cut fennel bulb in half lengthwise; discard core. Chop fennel bulb to measure 1 1/2 cups.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped fennel bulb and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add flour, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly with a whisk. Stir in broth, vermouth, tomato sprinkles, and hot sauce, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Add shrimp, and cook 1 minute. Keep warm.

Step 3

Preheat broiler. Place polenta slices on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle polenta with pepper. Broil 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve shrimp mixture over polenta.

Ratings & Reviews

raphaella526's Review

May 03, 2012

LaraForsythe's Review

March 06, 2012
The shrimp and fennel recipe is FANTASTIC. I served it at a dinner party and everyone had to ask for seconds! I made a batch of soft-serve polenta with parmesan cheese, butter, and chopped chives instead of using slices of a polenta log. It was outstanding! Definitely will be making this again.