Parmesan Polenta

parmesan polenta

It wasn’t until about four years ago that I really started making polenta, it just wasn’t something that was on my food radar.  Then I went to a restaurant that served it with my dinner and I was in love.  But then, what’s not to love?  It’s incredibly inexpensive, easy to make, and can be served a zillion different ways.

Tonight I made braised short ribs so it was a no brainer to pair it with some creamy parmesan polenta.  Truth be told, I could just eat a bowl of the parmesan polenta and be quite happy.

For the Recipe:

6 c. water

2 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. garlic, minced

1 1/2 c. cornmeal

3 tbsp. butter

1 1/2 c. parmesan cheese, grated

1 tsp. freshly ground pepper

1/2 c. cream

Bring the water, salt and garlic to a boil.  Slowly add the cornmeal, whisking while you pour.  Cook for 8-10 minutes stirring constantly.  Turn off the heat, add the butter, cheese, pepper and cream.  Stir it all in.  Serve immediately.

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