It`s been a long time since we`ve posted a recipe – especially one focussed on an economical meal. A good friend (the lovely Jesse) recently pointed our that she`d love to see a return of our Cheap Tuesday Gourmet series. Back then we shared about 25 recipe ideas that were considerably less than $5 a portion and had an emphasis on flavor as well as often showing that season and local could be fused into the same theme. The series also often included some of our preserving efforts as ingredients.
Life is a little busy these days to commit to a weekly posting like that but we thought we’d share the odd idea and recipe from our kitchen that’s in the same spirit. Today’s recipe can be followed loosely if you don’t have all of the ingredients – the cost was about $2 a plate:
Thick slices of polenta are seared in an oven, rested on a bed of red pepper puree, topped with goat cheese which is dusted with beet powder and thinly sliced leeks: