Wednesday, March 9, 2011

polenta & asparagus

now anytime i find a dinner recipe
that i can whip up in under 30 minutes
that is delizioso,
uses all fresh ingredients
and gets a thumbs up from the girls,
i am quite pleased with myself.
came from herbivoracious--
a newly discovered site i will be returning to.

i cooked my polenta in vegetable broth
for added flavor,
and i used instant polenta,
because hey, i'm not italian.
and as far as the aged balsamic goes--
mr. natkin certainly knows what he's talking about,
and you will agree with me
if you've ever tasted a real aged balsamic,
which is thick and sweet,
and dee-vine.
you can pull off a similar effect
if you want to make your own balsamic reduction,
but whatever you do,
don't go splashing just any vinegar
over the top of this dish.
i used ponti's glassa gastronomica
balsamic glaze
which worked just fine
in the absence of the real stuff.

give it a try.


Emma said...

That looks delicious. And perfect for this time of year.

Ann said...

Looks like my kind of dinner, but I might have to throw a sausage on the side to appease the carnivores in my family. Yum. Thanks for sharing.

Michael @ said...

Hey, I'm so glad you found the polenta recipe and liked it. And thanks for reiterating that you can't just going using grocery store balsamic on this, it would be horrific.