Best. Polenta. Ever.

I’m trying really hard to use everything out of my CSA box – I don’t want to let anything go to waste.  Tonight, I decided to use the yellow squash/yellow zucchini (I don’t know what the correct name is, but it’s tasty!) and the cornmeal.  I also used the garlic scape compound butter I had made earlier on the steak.  Yum!

So, as I sit here at my computer with a very happy, full belly, I just wanted to share with all of you the awesomeness of this polenta.  It was delicious.  Fantastic.  Creamy, but still with enough texture to have a little toothyness.  Of course, I stirred in some butter and good Parmesan cheese, which just added to the fabulousness.

In short:  Best. Polenta. Ever.

Don’t get me wrong – the steak and the zuchinni were also really tasty.  I highly recommend using the garlic scapes to make some compound butter.  But they just couldn’t compete with the polenta.

I can’t take credit for the awesomeness, though.  When the ingredients are fresh, local and organic, all I do is try not to mess them up!


7 thoughts on “Best. Polenta. Ever.

  1. carolyngalizio

    Amen to that! Your meal looks fantastic, Melissa! We should do a “taste testing” using the corn grits from your farm and the ones from Breakneck Farm! I just made polenta tonight too, also with a pat of butter and a cup of parmesan added at the end. I also made Barefoot Contessa’s roasted shrimp cocktail that your Mom told me how to make. Then sauteed greens and roasted cherry tomatoes! We are all eating well!

    1. Melissa Post author

      I was thinking last night that shrimp would have gone really well with the polenta, and that’s a great recipe! Sounds yummy.

  2. andrewsbeth

    That looks beautiful! Love the mint ! Melissa also shared her garlic scape pesto with the family last night. So GOOD! We put pasta with it and topped it with some cajun grilled scallops. Thanks for sharing Melissa!

    1. Melissa Post author

      I love that you recognized it was mint – way to go! I needed something to brighten up the plate for the picture.
      It was fun to share the garlic scape pesto with everybody! Usually it’s just Brian and I eating the crazy stuff I make – I’m glad that everyone liked it. I’ll have to make some more so I can try it with some good Ohio City pasta!


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