04 October 2014

Polenta, Polenta

Polenta is my new favorite thing to prepare for dinner. It's easy, nutritious and delicious! Plus it goes with everything.

1 cup Cornmeal
2 cups water
olive oil

1. Put the water + salt in a pot + boil it
2. Once boiling add the cornmeal, a little at a time, and whisk
3. Lower the temperature to a simmer, cover, and stir every 10-15 minutes until the water has been absorbed. This should be about 40 minutes.
4. On the side: In a separate pan create a veggie (or meat) topping. I came up with mushrooms + zucchini for todays meal.
5. Sautee mushrooms with olive oil and salt, add the zucchini, and cook together for about 20 minutes.
6. When everything is done, plate it. Put a few scoops of polenta on the plate, spread it around so that you have a thin layer evenly disbursed, then top with a few scoops of the mushroom mixture.