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Basic Polenta (Soft or Set)

Recipe photo courtesy of Marcus Nilsson

Whether you choose the soft and creamy version or the firmer, set rendition, polenta makes a wonderful side dish for hearty fall and winter meals.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2007
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For Serving Soft Polenta


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  • suzeshells4239877
    27 MAR, 2008
    My mother in-law said her Mother seved polenta on a small marble table. When set ,red sauce was spooned on top. Then sprinkled with cheese. You were given a fork and you dug in. She would serve hers in an oblong dish though. Also she would add cooked ground beef or ground sausage on top. The children loved this as toddlers. And they still do.
  • Allie from Albany
    15 MAR, 2008
    An excellent food for THANKSGIVING, although I've yet to see it served. Tribal American dish. Grits are a more 'refined" version of corn mush (polenta) I think they remove the germ from the corn before they grind it up for grits.

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