Saturday, August 2, 2008

Chili Polenta: Unemployed in summertime

Why work when you can take the summer off, living on social welfare or get money from csn? I can think of better things to do and see. Like cooking food and eat stuff. Or exploring the beautiful harbour area of Gothenburg.

Fried chili polenta with lentils in vinegar

2 dl polenta
1/2 dl sun dried tomatoes
Chili flakes
Sea salt
Black pepper
Olive oil

Boil the polenta slowly in about 5 dl of water for 5-10 minutes. Stir frequently. When done remove from the stove and add chili, salt, pepper and chopped sun dried tomatoes. Put it on a big plate or whatever you wanna use, make it 1 cm high and put the whole thing in the freezer for about 15 minutes until it's steady enough for cutting. Cut it up in any shape and size you like and fry it in olive oil until it gets a nice golden color. Add more chili when frying if you want.

Lentils in vinegar

2 dl green lentils
1/2 red onion
1 green apple
5 radishes
Balsamic vinegar
Olive oil
Black pepper

Boil the lentils 10-15 minutes. Do not over cook them, make them firm. Chop onion, apple and radishes to small pieces and blend all the ingredients. Use A LOT OF BALSAMIC VINEGAR!

Serve the polenta and the lentils with a green salad and bread.

Soft ice cream (Mjukglass) for dessert

Use whatever ice cream you usually eat, stir it for a couple of minutes until it becomes soft and smooth. Put it in a cone and put sprinkles on top. Eat the damn thing as fast as you can because it will start to melt immediate. Mmmm... delicious...

If you're in to icecream and can read swedish, check out the new icecream blog glass mot glass.