Cooking with Polenta
Last night was my first attempt at cooking with polenta. . .
What is polenta? Polenta is made from cornmeal, which doesn’t sound that appetizing at first, but is actually delicious.
I decided to start with a simple preparation, and made my first polenta purchase at Trader Joes.
I started off by pan-frying diced onions in Spanish olive oil with sea salt and grated pepper. Once the onions were slightly browned, I added a few thick slices of polenta.
It didn’t take long for the polenta to brown on the edges. I laid the slices atop a bed of other pan-fried veggies: peppers, zucchini, and potatoes. Lastly, I topped the whole dish with some capers and lemon juice. It was completely experimental; I did not follow a recipe. Yet, I think it turned out rather well.