Today’s recipe for Savory Soft Polenta is actually a bit of tease to get you to check out this Scottiglia recipe…
Of course, this Savory Soft Polenta is wonderful! Soft, creamy, cheesy polenta is one of my all-time favorite Italian comfort foods, and we made it even better by adding in some savory flavors including diced and sautéed celery and onions, plus garlic, and a collection of herbs and seasonings.
I’m more than content eating a bowl full of this simple, comforting dish all by itself! But – we actually made this Savory Soft Polenta to be served alongside our Scottiglia – an Italian meat stew recipe that you can see right here.
And – do you see that gorgeous Wolf Gourmet Stainless Steel Cookware in the picture above? It is some of the nicest cookware we’ve had the chance to use, and better yet – we’re giving away one of those pans to a lucky A Family Feast reader! Don’t miss out on the details in this post – you really do want some of that cookware for your kitchen!Print
- ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 cup celery, finely diced
- 1 cup onion, finely diced
- 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dry rosemary
- ½ teaspoon dry oregano
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 2 cups heavy cream
- ½ cup coarse yellow corn meal
- ½ cup semolina
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- ½ cup grated Fontina cheese
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- In a 3 quart saucepan over medium high heat, add ¼ cup of butter and heat to melt. Add celery, onions, garlic, rosemary, oregano, salt and pepper and sauté for five minutes or until tender.
- Add stock, raise heat to high and bring to a boil.
- Add cream and heat just until it begins to bubble.
- Lower heat to medium low and add corn meal and semolina. Cook for about five minutes or until the mixture is thick and creamy and the corn meal has softened.
- Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan, Fontina and parsley.
- Serve immediately with the remaining butter.
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