Polenta is a popular dish in Venice, and is often served grilled as a side, though you can also eat it without grilling it, if you like.



  • 1–1 1⁄2 tbsp. coarse salt
  • 1 2⁄3 cups polenta
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Put salt into 7 cups cold water in a medium heavy pot. Add polenta and whisk in. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring often; add oil, then reduce heat to medium and continue cooking, stirring often with a wooden spoon until polenta thickens and pulls away slightly from bottom and sides of pot, 20–40 minutes (depending on grind).
  2. Pour into a wet ceramic or glass mold, cool, turn out, and cut into pieces with a wet knife. Grill on a very hot, dry grill or sear in a nonstick skillet until golden brown.

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