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Polenta with Roasted Garlic

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Polenta with Roasted Garlic

Polenta with Roasted Garlic - An delicious alternative to the same old mashed potatoes

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Health Score:
8,2 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr
Preparation
ready in 3 h.
Ready in
Calories:
190
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

This garlic-flavored corn semolina has only 190 calories per portion. It contains several B vitamins ensure metabolic functions, including vitamin B6 for the nerves.

This garlic polenta tastes especially good with colorful, grilled vegetables and poultry and other white meat. With dark braised meat, you should add more garlic. 

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie190 kcal(9 %)
Protein7 g(7 %)
Fat6 g(5 %)
Carbohydrates24 g(16 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage1.5 g(5 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E0.6 mg(5 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin1.9 mg(16 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate7 μg(2 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin4.4 μg(10 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.5 μg(17 %)
Vitamin C1 mg(1 %)
Potassium173 mg(4 %)
Calcium188 mg(19 %)
Magnesium20 mg(7 %)
Iron0.7 mg(5 %)
Iodine10 μg(5 %)
Zinc0.8 mg(10 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.7 g
Uric acid10 mg
Cholesterol11 mg
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Ingredients

for
6
Ingredients
1
1 tablespoon
2 sprigs
10 ounces
3 ounces
1 ounce
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Pecorino cheese
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Aluminum foil, 1 Whisk, 1 Fine grater

Preparation steps

1.
Polenta with Roasted Garlic preparation step 1

Slice off top quarter of garlic bulb, exposing the flesh of the cloves. Place on a 12" x 12" piece of aluminum foil.

2.
Polenta with Roasted Garlic preparation step 2

Sprinkle garlic with salt and pepper and pour olive oil on top. Rinse thyme, shake dry, and scatter around the garlic. Seal foil firmly, transfer to a baking sheet, and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F on the middle rack for 1 1/4 hours.

3.
Polenta with Roasted Garlic preparation step 3

Remove garlic from oven and let cool.

4.
Polenta with Roasted Garlic preparation step 4

Squeeze the garlic bulb gently to take the garlic cloves out of skins.

5.
Polenta with Roasted Garlic preparation step 5

In a pot, bring milk, 1 cup water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil.

6.
Polenta with Roasted Garlic preparation step 6

Pour in cornmeal, stirring constantly. 

7.
Polenta with Roasted Garlic preparation step 7

Reduce the heat to medium-low; simmer polenta, stirring often, for 30 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 10 minutes more. Finely grate the pecorino.

8.
Polenta with Roasted Garlic preparation step 8

At the end of the cooking time, stir cheese into polenta and season with salt and pepper.