Polenta with Peas and Pancetta

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 to 3 slices pancetta cut as thick as bacon, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking polenta
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • A couple handfuls grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Directions
  • Heat the oil in sauce pot over medium-high heat. Add pancetta and cook until crisp, 5 minutes then remove to a plate. Add the liquids to the sauce pot and bring to boil. Whisk polenta into the liquid and continue to whisk 2 to 3 minutes to thicken. Season with salt and pepper and stir in peas to heat through 1 minute more. Remove from heat, stir in cheese and adjust seasoning. Garnish with pancetta.


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