Meal of Broccoli with Bacon and Polenta

Meal of Broccoli with Bacon and Polenta

Meal of Broccoli with Bacon and Polenta Food Stock Photo

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Garlic Broccoli with Bacon and Polenta Recipe

(by Nicole Branan)

serves 2

Ingredients:

For the polenta:

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • freshly cracked black pepper

For the broccoli:

  • 6 slices thick–cut bacon
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 12 ounces baby broccoli, stems trimmed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

 

Directions:

For the polenta:

  • Add water and salt to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Slowly whisk in the cornmeal.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until thick (20 to 25 minutes).
  • Take off the heat and stir in the parmesan.

For the broccoli:

  • Cut the bacon into 1-inch pieces and cook in a skillet until crispy.
  • Take the bacon out with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Add the garlic and briefly cook in the bacon fat until fragrant.
  • Add the broccoli to the skillet, then add the chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down a bit and simmer, uncovered, until the liquid has evaporated and the broccoli is tender. 
  • Add the bacon back to the broccoli.
  • Sprinkle pepper over polenta and broccoli and serve.
 

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