Put a Little Kick in Your Holiday

SCPAre you looking for a unique side dish to add to the table this holiday? Are you baffled by what to do with all the cranberry butter you have? Do you like spicy food? Well I have just the thing for you. This Spicy Cranberry Polenta is quick and simple and is definitely not a boring side dish.



Spicy Cranberry Polenta

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup cranberry butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a medium saucepan saute jalapeno in a couple of tablespoons of water. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. In the same pan boil the water.
  3. Lower the heat. While whisking slowly add in the cornmeal. Mix until there are no lumps.
  4. Stir in cranberry butter, pepper, and salt. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly so it doesn’t burn on the bottom.
  5. Remove from heat and serve.


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