OMG. Breakfast polenta. This is the breakfast that dreams are made of. Creamy polenta, garlicky greens, a silky poached egg, and tangy salsa verde. I grew up watching Aladdin on repeat and this savory breakfast polenta is totally my whole new world. I contemplated singing the song as I served this to my family but we’ve had enough “Errr…Mom’s gone off the deep end” looks ’round these parts of late and I didn’t want a single thing distracting them from the magic that I was about to slap on their plates.
I stumbled upon a recipe for Italian salsa verde while re-reading The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters. It’s one of her four essential sauces and like every technique she offers, it doesn’t disappoint. Side note – I forgot how much I love this cookbook. It’s packed with simple recipes and lessons that, once mastered, can be customized in a million different ways to make them your own. Exactly the way I prefer to cook just about everything….