Friday, July 1, 2011
Creamy, cheesy polenta
(Sorry for the bad picture quality. I used my camera phone because I was too lazy to get the camera--oops!)
Once upon a time, Zach and Christina went to Winco to buy some bulk items. We accidentally got...20 cups of polenta and we just made our first polenta meal since we bought it. Anyways, we made the soft broccoli polenta Isa Chandra Moskowitz's book Appetite for Reduction. Man, was it good. It was really easy to make and the only thing we needed to buy was broccoli. I didn't exactly follow the directions (covered it at first, then uncovered it for the last 10 minutes...it was supposed to be the other way around), but it turned out great! Zach said it tasted cheesy to him and though I haven't had cheese in many moons , I agree.
The ingredients were simple:
4 cups vegetable broth (we used bouillon cubes)
salt to taste
a few pinches of pepper
1 cup polenta grits
4 cups chopped broccoli
You slowly pour the polenta into the boiling broth, while whisking it in. Then add the broccoli, turn the heat to low, and leave it uncovered for 15 minutes (or entirely ignore the rest of the instructions and do whatever you want). Make sure you stir it quite a bit; after the 15 minutes, turn the heat off and leave it covered for 10 minutes.
Then eat it and be sooo full!