POLENTA, ENRICHED with BEEF REDUCTION
1 cup water
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup braising liquid, strained from short ribs
- 1/4 tsp sea salt (use only after adding braising liquid which already may be enough salt)
- 1 cup polenta (corn meal)
- 1/4 cup grated cheddar or crumbled domestic bleu cheese, optional
Combine water, milk, reduced braising liquid and salt in a large sauce pan; bring to a simmer; begin sprinkling polenta over liquid, whisking constantly until incorporated; change to a wooden spoon and simmer mixture for approximately 20 minutes, stirring often – polenta is finished when it rolls off the sides of the sauce pan – adjust seasoning and add cheese, if using. Serve immediately. Keep a lid on the polenta while holding for a few minutes until ready to serve to maintain the moisture.