food cheats, polenta

I love stews. I much prefer the brothy types to the thick ones. So inevitably, I usually end up with a pot of leftover ‘juices’ too tasty to chuck away.

I usually either turn them into congee (chinese rice porridge) or use polenta. I can hear thousands of Italian moms out there screaming in horror at the thought….

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I love the taste of the usual plain polenta. But if you use it with the leftover broth (make the more solid types), and store it in the fridge, it is a fantastic side dish for your meal the next day.

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polenta solids made with leftover lamb stew broth (rosemary, peppers, cheese and tiny bits of lamb… yummmmmm)

All you will need to do is it slice it and fry it up.


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