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Creamy Polenta with Thyme

Pair this delicious side dish with braised short ribs for a savory homemade meal.

  • servings: 8

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Ingredients

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, plus more for garnish

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a large saucepan, combine 7 cups water, 2 teaspoons coarse salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; bring to a boil over high heat. Whisking constantly, gradually add cornmeal. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer polenta, whisking frequently, until thickened and creamy, 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Remove from heat. Stir in butter and thyme and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with thyme, and serve. If polenta thickens upon standing, stir in a little hot water.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, October Fall 2008

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Reviews (2)

  • maiyam 5 Nov, 2008

    I made this the other day and it was fantastic!!! It was so very creamy and wonderful, perfect for a fall afternoon. I also added some rosemary and sage and it worked very well.

  • keiblurr 15 Oct, 2008

    This was so easy to make. The only thing I would change next time is the amount of thyme. It was a bit over-powering.