Polenta With Garlicky Greens-

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 50mins




  • Cut off and discard bottom 3 inches of Swiss-chard stems.
  • Cut remaining stems into 1/2-inch slices; coarsely chop leaves.
  • Rinse and dry stems and leaves separately; place in separate bowls.
  • In nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat oil, garlic, and crushed red pepper over medium heat about 2 minutes or until garlic is lightly golden, stirring constantly.
  • Increase heat to medium-high; add sliced chard stems to skillet and cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Gradually add chard leaves and 1/2 teaspoons.
  • salt, stirring until leaves wilt; stir in 1/3 cup water.
  • Cover skillet and simmer 5 minutes or until stems and leaves are tender; stir in raisins and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, prepare polenta in microwave oven: In 4-quart microwave-safe bowl or casserole, combine cornmeal, 3/4 teaspoons salt, milk, and 4 1/2 ups water.
  • Cover and cook on High 12 to 15 minutes, until thickened, stirring once.
  • To serve, stir Parmesan into polenta.
  • Spoon polenta on a platter; top with Swiss-chard mixture and sprinkle with pine nuts.
  • Serve with additional Parmesan to sprinkle over each serving if you like.
  • Makes 4 main dish servings.
  • Note: If you like, polenta can be prepared on top of stove: In 4-quart saucepan, stir 1 teaspoons salt with 2 cups cold milk.
  • Gradually whisk in cornmeal until blended,then whisk in 4 1/2 cups boiling water.
  • Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, partially covered, 20 minutes, stirring frequently.