CATEGORY: Polenta
Peppered Shrimp with White Bean and Cauliflower Puree; Snap Pea Saute

Peppered Shrimp with White Bean and Cauliflower Purée; Snap Pea Sauté

Smooth and creamy, with odd and spongy.
Polenta Cakes with Portobello Mushrooms and Burrata

Polenta Cakes with Portobello Mushrooms and Burrata

As simple as making pancakes -- and just as satisfying.
Stuffed Chicken and Herb Gravy, Polenta, Bacon Green Beans

Stuffed Chicken and Herb Gravy, Polenta, Bacon Green Beans

"Creating a pocket" in chicken breasts, it turns out, was easy enough and fancy enough for me.
Turkey Stew with Peppers and Mushrooms

Turkey Stew with Peppers and Mushrooms

The "Turkey Stew with Peppers and Mushrooms," from simplyrecipes.com, was thick and tomatoey. I was a champion, however, for serving it atop creamy, cheesy polenta.
Braised Mediterranean Chicken with Polenta and Broccoli with Parmesan Bread Crumbs

Braised Mediterranean Chicken with Polenta and Broccoli with Parmesan Bread Crumbs

The succulent chicken was surrounded by the nice zucchini/tomato sauce, atop that smooth polenta.

Chicken Cacciatore with Crisp Polenta and Green Bean and Artichoke Casserole

The combination of ingredients in the “Chicken Cacciatore with Crisp Polenta,” from the October 2008 issue of Everyday Food--chicken thighs, mushrooms, canned tomatoes, white wine, green olives--are impossible to resist, especially when combined in a Dutch oven. I first seared my chicken thighs for 8 minutes per batch. I cooked the mushrooms for 3 minutes....

Pesto Portobellos and Parmesan-Crusted Polenta with Sausage-Mushroom Ragout

I’ve enjoyed eating portobello mushrooms for many years now, but I’ve never tried to stuff them until now. This recipe, from the November 2005 issue of Vegetarian Times, was easy to prep and cook. My toddler -- usually a bit wary of mushrooms -- actually ate these delicious specimens. I halved the recipe to make...

Polenta with Black Beans and Spinach

Here’s a simple, tasty recipe from Nava Atlas’ March 2007 In A Vegetarian Kitchen newsletter: Polenta with Black Beans and Spinach 4 to 6 servings two 18-oz. tubes polenta olive oil cooking spray 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced one 16-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup oil-cured...