Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Greens & White Cheddar Polenta

Shared by Whole Earth CSA member Anne, Thanks Anne!
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 t sea salt
  • 1 cup polenta or corn meal
  • 2 T butter
  • 4 oz white cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 1/2 t ground pepper


  • 1 to 3 bunches spinach, Swiss chard, mustard, turnip or beet greens or any greens
  • 3 red, yellow or orange or any sweet bell peppers
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 t sea salt

Bring water and 1 teaspoon salt to boil in saucepan. Add polenta or corn meal in a slow steady stream, stirring as you pour. Cook 45 minutes, stirring frequently. Polenta is done when it pulls slightly away from sides of pan. While polenta is cooking, wash greens, dry off excess water and cut into 2 inch strips. Cut peppers into thin slices. Just before polenta is ready, heat olive oil in skillet, add garlic, then sweet peppers and saute for 2 to 3 minutes then add greens, sprinkle with salr, cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove cover and continue to cook until greens are tender but still green about 5 minutes. When polenta is done, stir in cheddar, salt, pepper. Pour polenta onto serving platter and top with greens and peppers.

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