I was really pleased with how these turned out. We have had a packet of polenta sitting in our larder for months, and I had never really registered that it was there…simply because I have never before cooked with polenta and very rarely eat it. This ended up being a delicious, simple supper. Perfect for a cold wintry Sunday evening.
From the larder
One packet of polenta or cornmeal
I jar of spicy tomato pasta sauce
From the freezer
1 packet (6-8) vegetarian sausages or other sausages of choice
From other parts of the kitchen
freshly diced bell pepper
1medium sliced onion
1 stick celery sliced
I placed the diced vegetables in an oven prof dish then laid the sausages on top of them. I poured in the jarred sauce then cooked at 200 degrees Celsius for about 30 minutes.
I then cooked the polenta according to the packet instructions…. about 1part polenta to 3parts water and simmered until tender. I used quite a bit of salt and a good knob of butter right at the end which lifted the taste considerably. When the polenta was at the consistency of creamy mashed potatoes it was ready.
Dinner is served!