Basic Soft Polenta
- 2 tsp. kosher salt; more to taste
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
In a heavy stainless-steel 3-quart saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add the salt and stir with a wooden spoon to dissolve. When the salted water is boiling, gradually add the cornmeal in a thin, steady stream, whisking constantly. This is important; if you pour in the cornmeal too quickly...