I made polenta – from scratch – for the first time ever tonight.
Actually, that’s not true. I made it one other time, a dinner that is frequently referred to by Chris as the “Rosemary Incident of ’05.” Let’s just say that rosemary is potent. A little goes a long way.
This time, I went the basil route and made some to go along with fish:
It was so easy, I was really surprised. It seems intimidating for some reason. I used this brand, and basically added a bunch of basil to the recipe on the package: 1/2 cup corn meal, 1.5 cups vegetable stock, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and three tablespoons parmesan cheese. I didn’t halve the parmesan cheese. That would be stupid.
And then the other great discovery of the night was Trader Joe’s bruschetta:
Chris wasn’t with me at the grocery store this weekend, and let’s just say there were a few impulse buys. Maybe more than a few. This was one of them, and it’s a keeper. I had a couple tastes straight from the jar, even. Then I mixed about 1/2 cup with a bag of baby spinach and put it over the fish, which was just baked for about ten minutes or so.
I can’t wait to use the rest of the bag of polenta. Anyone want to hook me up with a recipe?