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po·len·ta

 (pō-lĕn′tə)
n.
A thick mush made of boiled cornmeal.

[Italian, from Latin, crushed grain, barley meal.]

polenta

(pəʊˈlɛntə)
n
(Cookery) a thick porridge made in Italy, usually from maize
[C16: via Italian from Latin: pearl barley, perhaps from Greek palē pollen]

po•len•ta

(poʊˈlɛn tə)

n.
(esp. in Italian cooking) a thick mush of cornmeal.
[1555–65; < Italian < Latin: hulled and crushed grain, especially barley]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polenta - a thick mush made of cornmeal boiled in stock or water
cornmeal, Indian meal - coarsely ground corn
cornmeal mush, mush - cornmeal boiled in water
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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Did you know me better," returned the count, smiling, "you would not give one thought of such a thing for a traveller like myself, who has successively lived on maccaroni at Naples, polenta at Milan, olla podrida at Valencia, pilau at Constantinople, karrick in India, and swallows' nests in China.
INGREDIENTS 4 eggs 210g caster sugar 210g pistachio nuts 130ml olive oil 100g butter 5 oranges, zest and juice 50g polenta 75g ground almonds 1tsp baking powder 75g flour METHOD Preheat the oven to 160C.
2 In a medium saucepan, combine the polenta and 2 tsp salt with 750ml water (follow pack instructions) and bring to a boil over high heat.
My corn and clam chowder has a somewhat Italian slant: It employs polenta and zucchini, and tastes like summer " bright, spectacular, golden and fleeting.
Hummingbird Wholesale, a Eugene-based organic foods distributor, recently added two products to its growing catalog - a nut butter and a polenta.
6 tbsp olive oil 1 kg braising steak, cut into 2cm cubes 2 medium-sized onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp cumin seeds 3-4 small dried chillies, crumbled 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 2 tbsp tomato paste 300ml beef stock 1 tsp salt 400g can chopped tomatoes 400g kidney beans, drained 1 packet ready-made polenta 4 tbsp soured cream 2 tbsp fresh coriander
INGREDIENTS: 1 medium egg, 75g caster sugar, 100g Trex, 200g plain flour, pinch of salt, 50g polenta or semolina.
PERFECT FOR SUMMER STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKES INGREDIENTS: 1 medium egg, 75g caster sugar, 100g Trex, 200g plain flour, pinch of salt, 50g polenta or semolina.
COOKING with the kids PERFECT FOR SUMMER STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKES INGREDIENTS: 1 medium egg, 75g caster sugar, 100g Trex, 200g plain flour, pinch of salt, 50g polenta or semolina.
FOR THE PORK: 1kg pork cheek 1 onion, chopped roughly 1 leek, chopped roughly 1 carrot, chopped roughly 2 sticks celery, chopped roughly A little white wine FOR THE TOCHITURA: 6 lambs kidneys, cored and sliced 250g Wiejska (or any smoked) sausage 250g smoked streaky bacon lardons 2 tins chopped plum tomatoes 1/2 tube tomato puree 4 large flatcap mushrooms 4 shallots, finely shredded 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 red pepper, seeded and sliced thinly 1 green pepper, seeded and sliced thinly A little fresh thyme A little fresh rosemary 2 tsp paprika 1 tsp smoked paprika FOR THE MAMALIGA: 150ml milk 600ml chicken stock 150g easy-cook polenta 50g butter 1/2 tsp Maldon salt EXTRAS: 150g sheep's cheese 1 medium free-range egg person METHOD: First, let's braise the pork cheeks.
Years ago, I abandoned the traditional stir-endlessly method for making polenta and became a convert to the easy, oven-baked version.
WITH LITTLE FANFARE, POLENTA HAS OVERCOME ITS PLAIN JANE BEGINNINGS.