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polenta

Pronunciation: /pəˈlentə/

Translation of polenta in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (flour) harina (feminine) de maíz
    Example sentences
    • Many of these have their own specific names, such as frumenty, made from wheat; tsampa, made from barley; polenta, made from maize; congee, from rice.
    • This local ingredient even found its way as far as Europe in the form of Italian polenta.
    • While you can certainly choose to buy Italian polenta at a specialty store, you can use any finely ground cornmeal - and stone-ground, organic cornmeal is a good choice.
    1.2 (dough) polenta (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Toss on a little salt after roasting and add to pasta, polenta, pizza and omelets.
    • T shivered theatrically and chose risotto with asparagus, clams and octopus carpaccio to start, followed by rump steak and polenta.
    • Grilled polenta with sautéed wild mushrooms in a spicy artichoke ragoût is better.

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