Saturday, September 24, 2011

Breakfast Polenta with Pearl Grapes - A Souvenir Recipe

Last year around this time of the year we had a chance to visit Bay Area & Napa Valley with some great family friends. I was completely fascinated with the lush green vineyards. And umpteen recipes started floating in my mind which can be made with the fresh grapes. A deep thought on what to make and how to make took me down the years when we had a huge grapevine in our backyard too. My friends would come and pluck a bunch for themselves and we had a good long chat session in the afternoon followed by mom's -  yum curry with red globe grapes and a veg pulao rice. I wish I had some opportunity to click pictures then and now a recap of the beautiful yesteryears merely seems to be a fantasy. Never mind, here we are & I'm gonna photograph these beauties today.

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a perfect souvenir recipe to soothe my soul and senses

For quite long I had my eyes on this light and a delightful recipe of polenta by Rachael Ray. It has really been long that I was thinking about making some dish/curry with grapes.  So here comes the merger of two recipes, combined my new passion fruit - Champagne Grapes with Rachel's recipe of polenta. A cheesy version can also be made with adding parmesan cheese and chopped chives plus cherry tomatoes. As of now, here we are & I'll be shooting today.

Instant Polenta: 2 -3 tsp (add as required)
Milk: 1 cup
Water: 1/4 cup
Ghee/ Butter: 1 tsp
Honey: 1 tsp
Salt: to taste
A dash of black Pepper
A bunch of champagne grapes
Sweet corn kernels : 2 tsp, optional

In a pan, warm some water and add milk.
Bring it to a boil and season with salt to taste and some honey for mild sweetness.
Now gradually add two to three spoons of instant polenta to boiling milk.
Keep stirring on low heat to avoid sticking against the pan and adjust the thickness of polenta as you like it.
Enjoy a warm and comforting bowl with a dollop of butter and yes with lots of pearl grapes.

Lovely, Ain't it ??

Its indeed a yummy and a soothing bowl of polenta ... !!!
Hope you'll give it a try & let me know how you like it....
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