Fitness Minutes: (564)
105 12/28/12 2:48 P
I used to buy the flavored tubes on polenta. This is what I would make at least once a week: -slice up polenta tube (I like the Italian flavored ones) -pan fry really quick -top with chunky spaghetti sauce or fresh tomatoes and some mozzarella. Super tasty.
Fitness Minutes: (44,356)
930 12/28/12 10:09 A
I love polenta! It's very easy and versatile. I make a pot on the stove and top it with veggies & tomato sauce or saute some mushrooms and a fried egg. It can get messy when you're cleaning up so make sure you soak the pan quickly.
I tend to make my polenta a bit soft but you can also shape it, slice and pan-fry it. It's also delicious like that.
Fitness Minutes: (12,489)
520 12/28/12 8:50 A
Think of it like rice. Polenta itself does not have a strong taste so it is a good palate to add flavor. If you buy the loose polenta that you cook it is best. Then you can make whatever you want with it. I use it as a base for baked meats. I simply heat up some chicken or vegetable stock. Usually about one cup, then add seasonings that compliment the meat dish that I am making. Maybe some basil, oregano, and black pepper all to taste. Once the broth is simmering then I add three tablespoons of Polenta and whisk. It lumps up really easy. This makes almost a soupy mix. You can add more polenta to make it as stiff as you wish. When I was young my mom used to make the same thing but with 6 tablespoons of polenta, then when it cooled down she would form it into little cakes and roll in flour. Then deep fry. I stay away from deep frying. If you make it stiff, you can also use the polenta to make interesting displays on your plate. Last week I made it stiff and then used it to stuff a pork chop and baked in the oven. I seasoned it with cumin, coriander, white pepper, and turmeric. Just get some and have fun with it.
Fitness Minutes: (53,694)
3,317 12/28/12 1:37 A
I saw Polenta in the supermarket the other day, and thought about giving it a try. I am always looking for new things to try, but I am not exactly sure what to do with it.
I am looking at Polenta recipes, but honestly, there are so many different things from baked, to fried to creamy to cakes... I am not sure where to start!!
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