Cooking Tips

Olive Oil
Cooking oils


• If the cornmeal (polenta) is too thick, try adding chicken or vegetable broth instead of water.  The flavor is pleasing and adds something different to this popular Italian dish.

• When preparing a firmer style polenta, make sure that the board or surface that you are using to spread the cornmeal batter on is slightly wet.  Without this coating, your polenta will stick and fall apart.

• Next time you make firm style polenta, why not try it on the barbecue!  Simply coat the pieces with olive oil and any spices that you would like and grill it over a medium-low flame for 3-4 minutes on each side.  The polenta should be crispy around the edges and have light grill marks when it is finished.  Serve it as a fabulous side dish or top it with a thick vegetable stew.