Recipe For Cooking Polenta And Sausage
Microwave Cooking :: Microwave Main Dishes
Polenta and Sausage
3 1/2 C. very hot tap water
1 C. yellow cornmeal
1/2 tea. salt
1 lb. Italian pork sausage, cut into 1/4-in. pieces
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (16 oz.) can plum tomatoes
Combine water, cornmeal and salt in microwave-safe casserole; stir well. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; vent one corner. Microwave at full power (100%) for 10 min.
Carefully remove plastic wrap. Stir. Cover with paper toweling. Microwave 10 min., stirring twice. Pour into prepared 10-in. pie plate; cool. Refrigerate until firm, 1 hr..
Sauté sausage, onion and garlic in skillet until sausage is no longer pink, about 8 min. Add tomatoes; cook, breaking up tomatoes, for 14 min., until slightly thickened.
Heat broiler. Cut polenta into 4 wedges. Place on broiler pan. Broil 1 min. per side or until lightly browned. Place on serving platter. Pour sauce over and serve.
Cook sliced onions until browned and caramelized; flavor with rosemary. Place on top of polenta wedges, sprinkle with grated mozzarella cheese and run under broiler to melt.
Sauté chopped zucchini briefly; add to your favorite spaghetti sauce.