Monday, February 12, 2007


Polenta is soooo easy and soooo yummy!

Creamy Polenta:5 parts liquid (milk, stock (chicken, veg, whatever), water) : 1 part polenta, by volume. (1/2 cup polenta and 2.5 cups liquid). Recently I've been doing 1 part polenta, 4 parts milk ; 1 part stock.Boil liquid. Slowly wisk in polenta. stirr occasionally until fully cooked (thickened) (I don't know how long. 10 mins? 20? 5?). Taste it to make sure it is cooked and no longer crunchy. Season w/ salt and pepper.(I sometimes have an extra bit of hot liquid around, in case I want it a little looser)Polenta Cakes:4 parts liquid : 1 part polenta. after cooking (it'll obviously be more stiff), put into a sheet pan, spread evenly, let cool. You can now cut it into shapes and sear it off in a pan.Addins to the polenta mix: cheeses, roasted peppers, green onions, cracked black pepper, sauteed mushrooms, nuts, herbs, spices, anything your heart desires. It's good plain, too!!!

-from Martha A.

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