I L-O-V-E this recipe, to me it is better than the original. It is ready in a few minutes, easy, tasty and filling.
Miss that full feeling from a slow cooked polenta or cheesy mash?
This recipe is so much quicker and easier than a traditional polenta that needs to be slow cooked and watched closely.
This recipe is based on one I found a while ago, but I have added the stock and also the cream cheese as I thought it was too thin for me.
Here the polenta is shown served with Italian style pulled chicken.
This is one of the simplest recipes …like ever…
First put 100g of almond meal/flour (this is about a cup of meal) into a small saucepan
Then add a cup of water
Whisk this until it is smooth and lump free – its going to be a bit grainy, thats why this is as is real polenta. It takes around 1 to 2 minutes.
Then put the pan on a medium heat on the stove top and start whisking. (You can only just see the whisk in this picture below – I’m moving almost at the speed of light (yeh right!))
Keep whisking while it heats up, if you leave it for a second or two the meal should start to bubble
Add the cream cheese and Parmesan cheese
whisk these through until they have completely melted and combined with the almond meal and add salt to taste.
Keep whisking until the meal starts to thicken, (about 2 or 3 minutes)
Take off the heat, the meal will thicken more as it cools. Serve immediately.
Serve with your favourite meat or veggies, here is it with Italian style pulled chicken.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 189
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 12g 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. wp-nutrition-label
NB: Net Carbohydrates here are 2g – 0g (fiber) = 2g per serving