Polenta refers to baked, grilled, or fried cornmeal. It can also be boiled and made into porridge. It was introduced as peasant food in Europe and North America many centuries ago. It’s known for its creamy texture that comes from the grain starch gelatinization.
It takes quite a while to make polenta on your own. But the process is surely worth it, especially if you’re going to make a delicious recipe like this one. The polenta is added with parmesan and paired with smoked shrimp. From that, you can already imagine the play of flavors and textures, and how much you’re going to love this dish.