While polenta (ground cornmeal) may have been considered peasant food in the past, it serves as a hearty and much loved staple for me.
If you’re a lover of shrimp and grits or the like, then you’ve got to be a lover of polenta. It’s so simple and fast to make (I use instant and it’s done in less than 5 minutes!).
Polenta also makes for an effortless dinner when you’re in a rush or simply exhausted from a long day and don’t feel like slaving over a hot stove. Sauté some vegetables and/or brown some chicken breasts and serve them over polenta for a satisfying meal.