Sunday, February 28, 2010

Symon Sundays: Soft Polenta with Mascarpone & Veal (Chicken) Milanese

I was very excited when I read Meredith's choice for this week's Symon Sundays. When my sister took me to Lolita for my birthday, my brother-in-law ordered the Mascarpone Polenta, which was fantastic! This really is a soft, creamy polenta, and as Chef Symon says, it could easily replace mashed potatoes in a dish. It is fantastic right out of the pot, but I did have leftovers, which I chilled and will eventually cut and pan fry. I rarely think to make polenta as the starch in a dish, but this would also be great as a base for any stew type dish.

Meredith's other choice was Veal Chops Milanese with Arugula Salad. I don't eat veal, and Chef Symon states it is equally delicious with chicken or pork, so I used chicken. I also baked mine instead of frying, and it came out great. JJ doesn't like arugula, so I made romaine, but to add a punch of flavor to mine, I added green olives. I love the panko in this dish because it makes the chicken so crunchy without pan frying.


For the recipes, please check Meredith's blog, and come back here later for a round-up of everyone's recipes!

5 comments:

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Delicious! It looks wonderful - I would love to try it again with the chicken for a more economical meal. Yum!

Gia said...

I totally forgot this week was MS week :( Stupid snow day on Friday has me all out of whack!!

Tasha said...

I did the same as you- chicken and baking it. It was so good. I wish I'd had the time to make the polenta cause it just sounds awesome, but I will get to it!

Joanne said...

They look so good Ash! I love your megabowl of polenta...it's making me crave it all over again!

Meredith said...

I have got to go find some polenta! Yours looks so good!