polenta with peas and pancetta

prep time:  15 minutes
cook time:  20 minutes
servings:  4 - 6

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 - 3 slices pancetta - cut as thick as bacon, chopped
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup quick cooking polenta
1 cup frozen peas

1.  heat the oil in sauce pot over medium-high heat.  ad pancetta cook until crisp, 5 minutes then remove to a plate. 

2.  add the liquids to the sauce pot and bring boil.  whisk polenta into the liquid and continue to whisk 2 - 3 minutes to thicken.  season with salt and pepper and stir in peas to heat through 1 minute more. 

3.  remove from heat, stir in cheese and adjust seasoning as needed.  garnish with pancetta.

-  food network

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