Friday, January 21, 2011

Savoury Polenta Recipe

Savoury Polenta with Pickled Herring and Carrots

This is a nice alternative to regular creamed cheesy polenta. Onion, garlic and mustard seeds add a nice savoury touch. Just a few additional ingredients, procedures and minutes completely transforms the polenta. I like both the creamed version as well as the savoury version but it is good to have choices to suit different moods and diets! The amount of water to use depends on your preference. If you use less water the polenta will be firmer.

50 ml fine polenta
150ml-250 ml water
½ medium onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
2 tablespoons oil
Cooked beans, meat or vegetables (optional)
Chili powder or paprika (optional)

1.      Heat oil over medium heat
2.      Add mustard seeds and when they start pop add onion and salt
3.      Sauté onion until it starts to turn brown, then add garlic and sauté for few minutes more. Don’t let the garlic burn
4.      Add water and polenta and stir vigorously to avoid lumps being formed
5.      Cook until polenta is ready, about 10 minutes. Keep stirring the whole time


    1. Very healthy, nourishing and comforting!



    2. Hi Rosa, thank you. Definitely all of those three!

    3. I find polenta very comforting too like Rosa said above. This looks delicious and filling!

    4. Hi Xiaolu, thank you for visiting. I am glad you like the recipe.

    5. This is a meal I could easily enjoy. It looks comforting and that's important when it's damp and cold outside. I'm new to your blog but wanted you to know how much I enjoy the food and recipes you feature here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

    6. Hi Mary, thank you so much for your kind compliments.


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