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Grilled polenta and sausage salad recipe

Date:08-06-2013 07:58:06 read:4
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Grilled polenta and sausage salad recipe

There’s nothing light about this sausage and polenta salad, but it’s wonderfully colourful with lots of different flavours and textures.

Here's to summer: Stevie Parle's sausage salad Photo: Andrew Crowley
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Serves four

4 spicy sausages, such as chorizo

4 slices of pancetta

400g/14oz precooked polenta, cut into 1cm-thick slices

4 handfuls of lambs lettuce or rocket

A handful of black olives, destoned

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Olive oil

4 ripe tomatoes, sliced in half

Parmesan

Heat up your griddle pan or barbecue so that it’s nice and hot and smoking. Slice the sausages lengthways so that they open like a book. If you’re using a barbecue, grill the sausages, pancetta and polenta at the same time until char marks appear and they are nice and crispy. If using a griddle pan, do it all in batches. Keep everything warm and put to one side.

Place the lambs lettuce or rocket into a large salad bowl and add the polenta and olives. Season well, and pour over the balsamic vinegar and about double the amount of oil. Gently toss everything with your hands so that it’s nicely coated, then transfer to plates. Break the pancetta over the plates, and roughly chop the sausages into quarters before also adding them to each plate. Place a couple of tomatoes on each plate and finish off with a few shavings of Parmesan, plus a good drizzle of oil.

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