Salsiccia with polenta (Italian Bangers’n’Mash)

salsiccaA kind friend bought over some regional food from his province in Tuscany as he is so proud of his local food and wanted me to try some. The salsiccia (sausage) was handmade, and the polenta was golden and was a ray of sunshine. I asked my friend if these two would work well together, and he said absolutely. So I wanted to cook up an authentic meal with what he had kindly shared with me.

I made up the polenta, by adding 125g of polenta to 500ml of boiling water with a pinch of salt, the polenta started to thicken up quickly, and I cooked it for 20 minutes, I like it with still a little texture in the grains. I added a good grind of black pepper, a couple of tablespoons good extra virgin olive oil, and a few sprigs of thyme.

I cooked the sausages on a griddle pan until cooked through and browned on the outside, I served the sausages and polenta on a platter with a chunk of toasted sourdough and some wild rocket. The flavours of the sausage were subtle but with a good hit of garlic, were very meaty and went perfectly with the creamy polenta.

This is just the kind of rustic Italian food I dream about, hearty, full of flavour and totally satisfying.

 

7 responses to this post.

  1. ANother brilliant photo . Wish i was there to sample that . I love polenta and meat combination goes very well together

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  2. Oh I like this a lot, Marcus! Very cool idea.

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  3. Those sausages look to be bursting out of their skins with the promise of good flavour, so I’m not surprised to hear they were great! I really must try polenta again. I made it once and we all hated it – I must have been doing something wrong. 🙂

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  4. I love good sausages and I’m sure they go very well with polenta 🙂

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