9.15.2009

Two-Corn Polenta



I hope you are not sick of corn yet, because it is quite evident, I am not. I stocked up at the market this week, because it is my last ditch attempt to hold on to summer.

Yes, I am getting desperate.

I still have two more ears in my fridge and if my husband gets his way, I will be cooking this dish every night until we go away. I can’t say I am against this idea. With a cheesy, mashed-potato-like consistency, this polenta is definitely a new house favorite.



Two-Corn Polenta
serves 4

1 T olive oil
2 T butter
1 large garlic cloves 1 med onion
4 ears corn, husked
3 c water
1/2 c cornmeal
2 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1 c shredded asiago cheese
1/8 c fresh basil leaves, chopped

In a large saucepan, heat olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and sauté 5-7 minutes, until onion is translucent. With a serrated knife, cut corn kernels off ear, directly into the pan. Stirring, sauté 3 minutes. Add water, cornmeal, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook, stirring often, 30 minutes. Turn off heat, and stir in asaigo and basil.

13 comments:

Zoe Tattersall said...

I have corn & polenta at home; think this will been eaten on the week :) Looks delicious!

Stacy said...

I think I drooled a little. That looks amazing.

jamie said...

i've just been getting into cooking with corn actually, so your posts help a lot! this recipe looks delicious, and i can't wait to make and taste it!

jacqueline said...

I love corn and this looks soo yummie! Im so looking forward to long weekend to try something from you. Have a lovely merry day and love to you!

Jennifer said...

I dont think I could ever get too much fresh corn! THis polenta sounds sooo good! Great idea!

Dana said...

I never thought of adding corn to polenta. Brilliant!

lisaiscooking said...

What a beautiful polenta! I already love corn anyway, but this looks incredible.

simpledaisy said...

Yummy:)
I love corn and love to put it in just about everything I eat!

Mika said...

I'am feeling sick but feeling hungry for the first time this week when I found your blog. Mika (www.mikascrap.typepad.com)

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm this looks like an excellent dinner. So creamy and cheesy.

Anonymous said...

I made this last night! It was yummy, but I'd halve the cheese - it was a bit much (which says a lot because I am a cheese lover!) Overall, so easy and so delish! Thanks for sharing.

Nan said...

WOW!!!! you really are a genius!!! Can't wait to make this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stephanie said...

Sooo good! This was a big hit at my house. Thanks! I had to use frozen corn, but it still turned out great.