Polenta has a reputation for being fussy, but the reputation is unwarranted. Polenta is good, simple, down-home food. It’s versatile, nourishing, and marries well just about any dish where a side of corn would be a natural. This polenta is the perfect bed for spicy Italian sausage and a tasty way to use up fresh summer corn.
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Delicious. Halved the recipe for 3 people and it was more than enough, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Will definately be making this again.
I cooked the polenta in half chicken stock, half water and would definitely do that again. I found that my polenta cooked a lot faster than indicated in this recipe. I used spicy Italian sausage as indicated in the recipe, but next time would use something even more flavorful, like Andouille. Also would add more corn - the bursts of sweet corn were with the spicy sausage were what really made this recipe work. Easy and pretty quick to make, definitely a keeper.
I did make a half recipe of the polenta and it was more than enough for 4 people, with not much left over. Also grilled the (sweet) sausages. My husband was still raving about dinner long after we'd finished, and picky daughter liked it, too. The fresh corn makes the dish.
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