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Soffrito Shrimp with Crispy Polenta Cakes

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Soffrito Shrimp with Crispy Polenta Cakes
Found this in a cook book. Tried and liked. Serve with a green salad. Deliciouis!!!!


1 pound pkg., precooked polenta
2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1-2 tbsp. minced garlic, to taste
1 14.5 oz. can chopped tomatoes, drained
1/2 tsp. minced fresh oregano, or 1/4 tsp. dried
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1 pound peeled, devined shrimp
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice


1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Heat a large skillet over medium- high heat. Slice polenta into 8 pieces. Add 1 tbsp. oil to hot pan, then add polenta. Cook until crispy, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer polenta to baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm.
2.add remaining 1 tsp oil to hot pan, then stir onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook until vegetables soften and brown slightly, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and oregano; cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes; stirring occasionally. Add salt, pepper, and shrimp. cook 5 another 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until shrimp is pink and opaque. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, plus salt and pepper to taste.
3. Divide polenta, among 4 plates. top with shrimp and serve immediately.