Viewpoint Brewing Co. - Calabrian Chili Relish, Creamy Polenta and Broccolini


Calabrian Chili Relish:

  • 1/2 cup Calabrian chilis, chopped

  • 1/2 cup shallots, finely diced

  • 6 mint leaves, chopped

  • 6 basil leaves, chopped

  • 2 Tbs agave syrup

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar

  • Salt & pepper


  • 1 bunch broccolini

  • 2 Tbs olive oil

  • 1/2 of a lemon

  • Salt & pepper


  • 1.5 cup polenta

  • 6 cup vegetable or chicken stock

  • 1 medium shallot, finely diced

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 3 Tbs butter

  • Salt & pepper


  1. Place a large pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil.

  2. While waiting for the water to boil, make the relish. Add all relish ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine. Set aside.

  3. Once water has come to a boil, carefully place broccolini into the pot. Cook for 1-2 minutes until they're slightly tender. Remove and place immediately into an ice bath. Let sit for 2-3 minutes, then drain the water and set aside.

  4. Now make the polenta. Place a medium pot on the stove over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic and sauté until shallots are translucent. Add in stock and bring to a simmer. Slowly whisk in polenta. Stir continuously until thick and not gritty. Stir in butter and parmesan. Add salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste.

  5. Right before eating, heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat with 2 Tbs of olive oil. Place your broccolini in the pan and allow it to get some color. Add salt, pepper and lemon juice and give it a few tosses. Plate and serve immediately.

Serve all three items alongside Viewpoint Brewing Co.’s Braised Beef Stew.