Polenta & Italian Sausage

Polenta & Italian Sausage

Here are two delicious recipes in one! We learn how to make Mariano's homemade chicken & beef broth and Polenta topped with Italian sausage and asparagus!

Course: MainCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Medium
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  • 1 package Capital Mild Italian Sausage

  • 2 Tbsp Rosemary

  • 2 Tbsp Sea Salt

  • 1/2 cup Fine Cornmeal

  • 1/2 cup Coarse Cornmeal

  • 4 cloves Garlic

  • 1/2 Whole Chicken

  • 1 Beef Short Rib

  • 1/2 Beef Shank

  • 1 large Onion

  • 3 sticks Celery

  • 1 large Carrot

  • 1/4 cup Tomato Sauce

  • Finely chop some Rosemary and add it to a pot of boiling water with about 2 tbsp of Sea Salt.
  • Add equal parts fine and coarse Cornmeal to the boiling water, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Turn the heat down to medium-low and try to get a soft boil going.
  • Add 1 clove of crushed garlic about halfway through the cooking process, and stir it in.
  • When the Polenta is the consistency of creamy mashed potatoes, you can transfer it to a separate dish to either chill or serve hot.
  • Remove the casing of Capital Sausage (optional)
  • Begin to cook over medium heat until the sausage is semi-firm. Remove from the pan and slice the sausage into medallions.
  • Wash a small bunch of Asparagus and add to a vented pot of water to steam (do not boil or fry as it will lose flavor!)
  • Add the sausage back to the pan with Olive Oil, sliced Mini Bell Peppers, Garlic Cloves, Green Onion, Tomato Sauce, and Red Wine.
  • Sautee these vegetables and meat until the sausage is browned, and the peppers are softened.
  • Add the asparagus onto the sausage & peppers and put the lid on it to steam until the Polenta is finished.
  • Serve on top of the Polenta or enjoy it on its own!
  • Cut and wash half a whole, uncooked chicken. Add it to a pot of boiling water (approx. 8 liters).
  • Add a Beef Short Rib to the pot, and half a Beef Shank.
  • Remove the skin from an Onion and stick 4 or 5 cloves into the base of the Onion. Add to the pot.
  • Chop 2 or 3 sticks of Celery in half, and wash. Add to the pot.
  • Peel 1 large carrot, cut it into 3 pieces, and add to the pot.
  • Let boil for 2 hours.
  • Serve, Store, and Enjoy!


  • Large Pot
  • Medium Pot
  • Spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Sharp Knife
  • Steamer Pot

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