Creamy spinach polenta

Creamy spinach polenta: the most delicious polenta dish out there! Make this for dinner or lunch, as side or main dish, and enjoy.

Creamy spinach polenta: the most delicious polenta dish out there! Make this for dinner or lunch, as side or main dish, and enjoy.

A farmer won’t eat what he doesn’t know

I’m currently sitting behind my computer screen, multi-tasking as always… In this case, I’m typing and eating fresh mango cubes. Which naturally went wrong, causing one of those sticky pieces of mango to slide across my keyboard… Uggh. Sometimes I disappoint myself so much πŸ˜‰

Creamy spinach polenta: the most delicious polenta dish out there! Make this for dinner or lunch, as side or main dish, and enjoy.

Speaking about disappointment: it makes me really sad that so many people will only eat what they know. A little while ago my friends and I were talking about the farmers market, and I mentioned that I pick up stuff like bok choi. (Pak soi, bok soi, whichever way you want to write it) My friends looked at me like….. Bok what?! They literally had no idea, while you can buy this vegetable in most supermarkets at nearly any given time. Also, when you buy those already chopped stir frying mixes of vegetables, 9 out of 10 will have bok choi in them too!

Creamy spinach polenta: the most delicious polenta dish out there! Make this for dinner or lunch, as side or main dish, and enjoy.

So I was a bit disappointed, to say the least. We have such a wide variety of foods available, why only eat that what you already know? I’d get bored so soon! Luckily, there’s also people who will give new things a try. When I mentioned to some other friends that I was making this creamy spinach polenta, they also had their questions. But once I explained it, they seemed quite interested! I really hope I can convince people to give food they don’t know a try sometime, because there’s soooooo many delicious recipes out there!

Creamy spinach polenta: the most delicious polenta dish out there! Make this for dinner or lunch, as side or main dish, and enjoy.

Creamy spinach polenta

So, now I’m quite curious: who of you had heard of polenta before reading this post? And will you be giving this recipe a try? It’s super delicious, I promise!

Most of my recipes are for two persons only, but I managed to downsize an entire recipe except for the polenta… So I ended up having to double the broth from 500 ml to 1 litre, which naturally resulted in 4 portions instead of two. You can add some extra grated cheese if you like: the more the better!

Creamy spinach polenta: the most delicious polenta dish out there! Make this for dinner or lunch, as side or main dish, and enjoy.

Before I forget: I have a great leftover- tip for you! When you let polenta cool down, it sets. This way you get a quite firm block of polenta, which is perfect for cutting into pieces and then frying! You end up with spinach polenta fries, which is totally delicious too.

See you soon,

Viv
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Creamy spinach polenta: the most delicious polenta dish out there! Make this for dinner or lunch, as side or main dish, and enjoy.

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Creamy spinach polenta


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 litre broth
  • 180 g polenta
  • 100 ml cream
  • 80 g grated cheese
  • 150 g fresh spinach
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 4 tbsp fresh parsley
  • salt, pepper, oil

Instructions

  1. Heat up a high frying pan with some oil. Grate the garlic and fry this for a minute with the rosemary.

  2. Add the broth and the polenta. Cook this for around 10 minutes on medium-high heat. Meanwhile, wash and roughly chop the spinach.

  3. After 10 minutes, add the spinach. Cook this for 2 minutes, then add the cream. Cook for another 5 minutes. Add the cheese and chopped parsley.

  4. Season with salt and pepper, and serve. Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Creamy spinach polenta

  1. Totally understand your sentiment about people either not knowing foods (or even what’s in the food they consume every single day) or, maybe even worse, never willing to try new things. My biggest fear when I became a mom: that I would have picky eaters. And yes, every child goes through a phase that everything (also food they always loved and devoured by the tons) is yuk. That’s about the time they turn 2.5/3 yrs and it can last for quite some time. They are 6 and 8 now, have both passed that phase and moved on, and will try anything now, especially if it’s new.
    A while ago, our oldest son and I were grocery shopping and he would name almost every vegetable, like aubergine, courgette, bok choi (yep, that’s right, 8 yrs!) etc. There was this older guy standing there, listening and watching in wonder. ‘Wow, that boy knows a lot of vegetables. Even I don’t know most of them’.
    We’re all quite adventurous when it comes to food. Ever tried insect-burgers and nuggets? We did πŸ˜‰
    Now for this dish: yes, I know polenta. And I even have all the ingredients at home. I have other plans for tonight’s dinner, but who knows, I might suddenly change my mind πŸ™‚
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    1. Hi Nicole! It’s so good to hear your kids will try everything, I wish I was like that when I was a kid! However, my parents had a rule: you can’t say you don’t like it without at least trying a bite. I think that’s the right idea!
      Haha, that’s so funny! You have a smart little guy. And no, I haven’t tried insect burgers yet… I might!
      Good! I don’t understand why it’s not that well known here, it is sooo delicious! Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

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