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POLENTA

Low in fat and one of the best flavour absorbers on the shelf, this inexpensive carb is a canny cook’s staple

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WHAT IS IT?

Polenta is an Italian ingredient made from fine or coarsely ground cornmeal. In many regions, it competes for favour with pasta because it’s such a great vehicle for flavours such as herbs and spices.

HOW IS IT USED?

You don’t have to go down the traditional route of stirring polenta in a pan for 40 minutes, as the quick-cook variety (made from pre-cooked cornmeal) is available in supermarkets and takes just minutes to prepare. It can be served as a creamy ‘mash’ – great with rich casseroles. Leave it to set, though, and you can slice it for grilling, frying or baking as ‘chips’. Try our recipe for parmesan polenta chips athealthyfood.co.uk/recipe/peppered-steaks-with-parmesan-polenta-chipsor turn to p52 for our lamb recipe using ready-made polenta. It’s a useful ingredient for gluten-free cakes, too, and goes well with citrus flavours.

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In August's HFG, find out about the new diet for heart health and how to reverse the damage, get nutrition advice on the cheaper everyday 'superfoods' and how to shrink you waist with the playground trend that works. Plus follow our low-calorie holiday diet planner so you're in ship-shape for the sunshine.
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