Polenta is a Central European dish, popular in northern Italy, this is the perfect dish to pair with almost anything. Polenta is made when cornmeal is boiled in water, resulting in a grits-like consistency. Once this warm dish is made, it’s baked, grilled, fried, or served creamy, making it one of the most versatile dishes. It is also a delicious gluten-free addition to your menu.
- 6 cups water
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 3/4 cups yellow cornmeal
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a heavy large saucepan and then add 2 teaspoons of salt.
Gradually whisk in the cornmeal. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the mixture thickens and the cornmeal is tender, stirring often about 15 minutes.
Turn off the heat. Add the butter, and stir until melted.