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Soft Polenta

This delicious recipe for soft polenta is from "Welcome to My Kitchen: A New York Chef Shares His Robust Recipes and Secret Techniques," by Tom Valenti.

  • servings: 6

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Ingredients

  • 3 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2 small cloves garlic
  • 3/4 cup finely ground white cornmeal

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a medium saucepan, combine milk, salt, pepper, butter, and garlic. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to low, and whisk in the cornmeal. The resulting mixture will look very loose.

  2. Step 2

    Cook, stirring frequently, for 12 to 15 minutes. Reserve, or if you prefer, leave over low heat and keep warm by stirring frequently, or transfer to a double boiler set over simmering water.

Source
Martha Stewart Living Television, January 2002

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