Corn Polenta

Recipe by Desree42
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a sauce pan sweat the shallot and garlic with a little bit of olive oil until cooked (translucent).
  • Add the water and quickly bring to a boil.
  • Gradually whisk in the polenta a little at a time until all the polenta is in the water (to prevent lumps).
  • Turn the heat down to medium-low flame and cook the polenta until done (about 40 minutes or when the polenta 'pulls' away from the sides of the pan).
  • Stir frequently so the polenta doesn't crust on the bottom of the pan--this makes cleanup MUCH easier.
  • In another pan sweat the corn until fully cooked, no colour, then remove from heat.
  • When the polenta is done fold in the corn and grated cheese.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Layout on a pan or into a mold and refrigerate until firm (20 minutes).
  • To serve: Sauté, grill, toss with flour and fry for croutons, etc-- the options are endless!
  • As an extra option, use 5 cups of water instead of 4 for a soft polenta. Serve warm out of the pan and elevate it by adding some marscapone cheese, whipped cream, or roasted mushrooms.
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