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Polenta with sheep cheese and swiss chard
In the beginning of May we went on a trip to stunning Croatian Istria. Not only was the landscape absolutely stunning, we got engaged there and the food was extra delicious. Their homemade pasta and cheese are literally unforgettable. We spent the first day in Motovun, where we bought this local, sheep cheese which was incredibly full of flavor and tasty. We planned on having polenta for lunch so it was a wonderful addition to it. Actually the dish was so delicious, that we couldn't stop thinking about it and remembering how yummy it was. So we made it again, this time with our local sheep cheese, added some homegrown swiss chard, a bit of butter (of course :) and voila, such a lovely, simple, quick dish. P.S.If you have any leftover cheese in the fridge and you don't know what to do with it, stir it into your polenta, it will be delicious.

Lets get cooking!

ONLY A FEW MOMENTS SPENT IN THE KITCHEN AND YOU WILL HAVE THIS FANTASTIC DISH IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • serves
    4
    people
  • preparation:
    30
    minutes

METHOD

  • cook the polenta

    Bring 1 liter of water and salt to a boil in a large pot. Pour polenta slowly into boiling water, whisking constantly. Cook for about 10 minutes over low heat, whisking constantly, until polenta thickens and there are no lumps.

  • cook

    Stir in the butter, remove the pot from the heat and add in the cheese. Stir until both butter and cheese have melted. Cover with a lid and leave for 2 - 3 minutes.

  • add the swiss chard

    Place a skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil, chopped garlic and sprig of oregano. Cook for about 2 - 3 minutes, then add the baby swiss chard (or baby spinach), stir well and remove from the heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Serve

    Spoon the polenta onto 4 plates, then top with the cooked baby swiss chard (or baby spinach). Optionally you can add a bit of lemon juice, chopped peanuts, 1 tsp of olive oil and shredded cheese. Enjoy.

    Tip
    You can store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat and serve.

Creamy Polenta with sheep cheese

Polenta with sheep cheese and swiss chard

Polenta with sheep cheese and swiss chard

Polenta with sheep cheese and swiss chard

 

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