Did I really never post this photo? Remember back in March when I enjoyed this dish at Hyde Park Bar & Grill, and I said that I wanted to make it at home? Well, I made it pretty soon thereafter, but I never posted about it.
Apparently, I have this problem with blogging. I have so much information that I want to post and share, there is an actual backlog of stuff, and occasionally I'll just skip over something. Not often, but it's happened once or twice. I guess I need to work on that.
Anyway, this dish was just as yummy at home. I used Giada De Laurentiis' vodka sauce, and her Basic Polenta recipe, too, which I then cut into triangles and pan fried after it was set. I used Lamb's Stone Ground Cornmeal from Converse, TX for the polenta, by the way.
For the bacon-seared collard greens, I washed and cut them in a chiffonade, diced two bacon strips and cooked them in a pan until they were browned and the fat had rendered, then I threw the greens in and let them wilt a bit in the heat, turning them around in the bacon fat. Add a bit of salt and maybe some chopped tomatoes, and you're done. Simple stuff.
(I just sautéed the shrimp in a bit of oil and added salt and pepper.)
And I'll make an effort to keep up with my information overload a little better in the future.