Sausage and Broccoli Rabe With Polenta

Recipe by dicentra
READY IN: 40mins




  • In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the broccoli rabe until tender, about 2 minutes. Drain.
  • Rinse under cold water and drain again. Cut into 2 inch lengths.
  • In a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderately high heat. Add the sausage and cook, turning, until browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove. When cool enough to handle, cut into slices.
  • Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat from the pan. Reduce the heat to moderately low.
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the wine; bring to a simmer.
  • Add the sausage, tomatoes, broth, thyme, and 1 ¼ teaspoons of the salt. Bring to a simmer.
  • Cook, uncovered for 15 minutes. Add the broccoli rabe, parsley, and pepper to the sauce. Bring to a simmer.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring the water and the remaining 1 ¼ teaspoons salt to a boil. Add the cornmeal in a slow stream, whisking.
  • Whisk in the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, until very thick. Serve with the sauce.