A warm creamy bowl of polenta is a dream come true. Simple food at it’s finest. A starting point for something spectacular, or a comforting meal all on its own.Creamy polenta is one of my all-time favorite side dishes/ base foods. Top with perfectly sauteed mushrooms, or a turkey ragu, or quickly sauteed greens, or spicy roasted vegetables. The options are endless, the meal is utterly satisfying.
The problem, however, resides in the temperamental nature of polenta. Must be stirred, frequently, using a wooden spoon, in a counter-clockwise motion (or was it clockwise?).
I typically give up on polenta before I’ve even begun. Until I discovered that a pressure cooker + polenta = true love forever.