Fresh Corn Polenta
Polenta is a traditional Italian dish that is made by boiling cornmeal in water or broth until it becomes a thick, porridge-like consistency. It can be served as a side dish or used as a base for other dishes.
This version of polenta is made from fresh corn and it is very easy to make!
Peel and remove the silk from 4 cobs of corn
Cut off the stem and hold it with the flat surface facing down on the cutting board. Run the knife along the cobs to remove the kernels
Melt 3 tbsp of butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat
Add the corn and sweat it until tender, stirring occasionally
Season with salt and espelette pepper powder to taste. Stir to incorporate
Add 1 2/3 cups of white wine and cook until you can no longer smell the alcohol
Add enough water to completely cover the corn. Cook over low heat for 20m or until the liquid is reduced by half. Remove from the heat
Transfer the cooked corn to a blender
Add 2 tbsp of butter and blend on medium speed until creamy. If necessary, add some cold water to balance the fat. The fresh corn polenta is ready
Enjoy! Plate the polenta and sprinkle more espelette pepper powder to taste. Eat it as the perfect side for braised meat or roasted veggies!
Yield 4 portions
Corn Cob4 cobs
White Wine1⅔ cups
Espelette Pepper Powderto taste