Creamy Red Pepper Polenta

by Todd Leonard CEC on May 15, 2014
Todd Leonard CEC
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Try this great THRIVE polenta!

Serves: 8

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 30 min

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  1. Puree 1 cup of the peppers to a fine powder in a food processor.
  2. In a 2-quart saucepan, brown the bacon.
  3. Add the garlic and let sweat until flavored and caramelized.
  4. Add the water, onion, bouillon, bell peppers and powder, salt, pepper, and paprika, and bring to a simmer for about 2 minutes to extract the flavors.
  5. Add cornmeal very slowly while whisking to incorporate without lumps.
  6. Cook the polenta for at least 5 minutes to soften and thicken.
  7. Add cream and whisk to incorporate.
  8. Add herbs and cheese to finish; taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.

Polenta should be smooth and creamy; this is not a thick or set-style polenta.