Romanian Mămăligă cu Brânză și Smântână (Polenta with Cheese and Sour Cream)


Romanian Mămăligă cu Brânză și Smântână (Polenta with Cheese and Sour Cream)
Category: Main Dish


Description: Mămăligă cu Brânză și Smântână, a cherished dish in Romanian cuisine, reflects the heartiness and simplicity of traditional Romanian fare. This comforting dish features creamy polenta served with a generous topping of crumbled sheep's cheese and a dollop of sour cream, creating a delightful harmony of flavors and textures.

Ingredients:

Preparation Mode:

In a large pot, bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add salt to the boiling water. Slowly pour the cornmeal into the boiling water while continuously stirring to prevent lumps from forming.

Reduce the heat to low and continue stirring the mixture until it thickens and pulls away from the sides of the pot. Cover the pot and let the mămăligă simmer for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Once the polenta reaches a smooth and creamy consistency, remove it from the heat.

Spoon the mămăligă onto a serving platter, shaping it into a round mound. Crumble the sheep's cheese over the top of the hot polenta, allowing it to melt slightly. Serve the Mămăligă cu Brânză și Smântână warm, with a generous dollop of sour cream on top.

Garnish with fresh dill for an extra burst of flavor. This Romanian dish is a celebration of simplicity and taste, offering a comforting experience reminiscent of Romanian culinary traditions. Enjoy it as a side dish or a satisfying main course.