Orange Polenta With Orange Balsamico Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I saw this in a tv cooking show in 2002 and scribbled the recipe down. It was meant as a side for some kind of veal which I don't remember, but I mostly serve it with salmon. For reduced stock, reduce 2 cups of chicken stock to 1 cup by simmering. In place of pecorino you can also use parmesan cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Filet two oranges, set aside.
  2. Juice the remaining orange and mix the juice with stock, olive oil, garlic clove (whole), thyme, rosemary and salt and bring to a boil.
  3. As soon as the liquid is boiling, remove garlic clove, thyme and rosemary.
  4. Slowly stir in the cornmeal, reduce heat and let simmer, stirring constantly, until the polenta is no longer gritty (about 10 minutes).
  5. Stir in grated pecorino (or parmesan cheese), set aside.
  6. In a saucepan combine balsamico and brown sugar, slowly bring to a boil and let caramelize. Carefully pour in reduced stock, bring to a boil, reduce heat and add butter.
  7. As soon as the butter is molten, add the orange filets, gently heat and immediately serve with polenta.
Most Helpful

I made a single serving to have a hot lunch today. It's getting quite chilly in these parts and what a welcome surprise it was. I was expecting something like a basic porridge with some orange but it's really so much more. Really delicious.

Annacia November 07, 2015

This is really good and has a great depth of flavor. It is greater than the sum of its parts. I actually ate it by itself for lunch and was quite satisfied, but I could see it going with a nice piece of pork or something.

threeovens August 02, 2014