a versatile dish made from cornmeal, is both good for you and easy-to-make.
Polenta can be served as a meal or you can add vegetables or meat to turn it
feast. Here is how to prepare polenta with pork fillets.
1 cup coarse ground cornmeal
4 cups chicken
1 medium yellow onion, finely
1 red bell pepper finely chopped
2 tsp. hot sauce (optional)
2/3 cup medium sharp white
cheddar cheese, cubed
Salt and pepper to taste
tbsp. unsalted butter
and bell pepper
in medium-size saucepan with butter until they are soft. Use medium heat.
This will take about four minutes. Add chicken broth and hot sauce to the
pan. Bring to a boil. Pour in cornmeal in a slow and steady stream while
stirring with a whisk. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for about five
minutes or until cornmeal thickens. Uncover and stir in cheddar cheese with
the whisk until the mixture is smooth. Cover and reduce heat to simmer while
you cook the pork fillets. This will make a delicious meal that your family
and friends will request again and again.
ISLAND-STYLE PORK or CHICKEN FILLETS
Combine all ingredients to make a
marinade. Pour the marinade over fillets until they are well covered on both
sides. Allow fillets to marinate for one hour. Then,
coat bottom of a
skillet lightly with olive oil. Pat dry fillets with a paper towel. Add
fillets to hot skillet and cover and cook over a medium-high heat.
about three minutes or until fillets begin to cook through. Uncover skillet
fillets. Cook uncovered for an additional two minutes. Remove
cooked fillets from skillet and allow fillets to cool for about five
minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve cheddar polenta and fillets with
your favourite salad or green vegetable, a nice loaf of bread and a glass of
wine or fruit juice.
comilona, banquete; broth: caldo; tbsp =
cucharada (de sopa); sauté onion: cebolla
salteada o ligeramente frita;
cucharadita (de té); marinade: adobo, escabeche;
coat: recubrir, bañar; sear: dorar (por
separado); flip: dar vuelta (panqueques).
My favourite food
Divide the class into pairs and get the students to tell each
other about their favourite foods. Individually or in pairs get them to
write up their favourite recipes. Encourage them to use the recipes in
Cuentos en Inglés as models.
Write a cook book
Ask students to rewrite and illustrate their recipes so that
they can be contained in a class cook book. If possible make copies for each