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Spicy Meatball Polenta Board!

So...boards are all the rage these days. Not just good old cheese, bread, or charcuterie boards - but butter boards, bagel/cream cheese boards, hummus boards and many others. I'm all in. They're fun, easy, and great for last minute guests popping over. One of my favorites, though, is the polenta board. Polenta is so easy, and it makes the best vehicle for just about everything. Tonight I made a polenta board with spicy meatballs. My family totally inhaled it.

Make the Polenta: Make the polenta, per the directions on the package. My advice is to whisk often, throw in a few tablespoons of butter at the end, and a good heap of Parmesan also. This makes for a creamy, cheesy and amazingly DELICIOUS polenta.

Prepare the Meatballs: In a medium size saucepan, I heated up a few tablespoons of coconut oil, then sauteed diced onions, and then a package of cooked meatballs (I used Trader Joe's chicken meatballs tonight). I also threw in a few spoonfuls of chopped Calabrian chilis, and stir it occasionally until the meatballs are browned and seared, and the onions are well cooked.

Prepare a Drizzle Sauce: This is an easy dressing that I make often, and use with nearly everything: Mix together 1/4 cup mayo, 2 tablespoons of sriracha, 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, and a teaspoon of Kosher salt. Whisk well.

Create Your Board: On a wooden cutting board, spread a large amount of the polenta. Place the meatballs on the top. Drizzle the Sriacha dressing over the top. I also sprinkled some chopped thyme over the top.

Serve with a large spoon, and go to town!

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