Similar to what we South Africans know as “pap” polenta is a made from ground corn – which is typically prepared by boiling the maize in a liquid such as milk, water or cream. If using water to prepare your polenta, we recommend using stock, to incorporate as much flavour as possible.
To get you started on cooking with polenta try these fantastic recipes.
Step down mash potatoes. This creamy polenta topped with tender pork ragu is a game-changing meal you never knew you needed!
Polenta replaces pastry for this delicious recipe for egg cups topped with spicy chorizo crumbs.
With an extra added crunch, roast potatoes receive a gourmet upgrade roasted in Parmesan and polenta.
What can’t polenta do? This moreish olive oil polenta cake is a gluten-free, moist slice of heaven.
Tuck into this hearty meat-free meal topped with sweet caramelised onions and mushrooms.