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TIP OF THE DAY: What Is Polenta?

Polenta, made from ground cornmeal, is a porridge that dates to ancient times and is known in England and the U.S. as cornmeal mush.

You can purchase precooked, ready-to-heat-and eat “solid polenta” in sausage-like tubes, plain and in flavors such as basil, garlic and sundried tomato.

Slices of polenta can be easily turned into hors d’oeuvres, first courses and sides. They provide a firm base for just about anything. Just pan fry or heat them in the microwave.

Think of polenta as:

  • A base for poached eggs.
  • An hors d’oeuvre, topped with a grilled shrimp, scallop, smoked salmon or salmon caviar.
  • A first course, topped with sautéed mushrooms and fresh herbs.
  • A side dish topped with tomato sauce and grated cheese.
  • Melt cheese on them for a snack.

This organic polenta is available from

The possibilities are endless. The tubes need no refrigeration before they are opened, so you can keep them in the pantry for instant inspiration.

  • Ways To Serve Polenta
  • Things To Do With Polenta Slices
    Polenta is fat free and gluten free; some brands are organic and kosher.


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