½ lb. kale or cabbage or mix
6 cups water or vegetable broth (if the broth is salted, or you like a lot of Parmesan, adjust salt below)
1 teaspoon sea salt
¾ cup polenta (cornmeal)
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2-3 cloves minced or grated garlic, or to taste
¼ to ½ cup olive oil (with extra for garnish)
Wash and chop the greens; I use a coarse chiffonade cut (above photo), removing the toughest stem bits first.
Meantime, bring salted water (see above note) or stock to a rolling boil.
Reduce heat, cover, and simmer the greens until barely tender, just a few minutes, in the water or stock.
Gradually whisk in the cornmeal.
Cook on simmer until creamy, about 10 minutes.
Fold in the garlic, cheese and the oil; remove from heat.
Serve immediately in bowls garnished with more oil and pepper. Serves three (or two with seconds).
from a way to garden blog