Wild Game Sausage on Polenta with Balsamic Sauce

By on August 15, 2000

If you think sausages are only everyday fare, you haven’t tasted this over-the-top combination. Creamy truffle-scented polenta has to be just this side of heaven. Topped with succulent game sausages and a tangy-sweet balsamic vinegar sauce, the results are sublime.

Wild Game Sausage on Polenta with Balsamic Sauce
 
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If you think sausages are only everyday fare, you haven’t tasted this over-the-top combination. Creamy truffle-scented polenta has to be just this side of heaven. Topped with succulent game sausages and a tangy-sweet balsamic vinegar sauce, the results are sublime.
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 6 duck, venison or other wild game sausages
  • 1 sprig rosemary + 2 sprigs for garnish
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil ***
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar ***
  • 1½ oz Glace de Gibier Gold® (Game or Venison Stock) + ½ cup hot water ***
  • 11/2 cup water (for use in making polenta)
  • ½ cup instant polenta
  • 1 tbs white truffle oil ***
  • 1 tbs unsalted butter
  • 1 tbs grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbs pine nuts, toasted
Instructions
  1. Marinate sausages with rosemary, garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil for 1 hour.
  2. In a small saucepan, lightly caramelize the sugar over low heat. Whisk in balsamic vinegar, bring to a boil over high heat, and reduce by one-third.
  3. Dilute Glace de Gibier Gold® with hot water and add to the balsamic mixture. Return to a boil, reduce to sauce consistency, remove from the heat and keep warm.
  4. Cook polenta according to package directions, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove from heat, add butter, and cheese. Taste to adjust seasonings. Keep warm.
  6. Broil or sauté sausages until still slightly pink in the center, turning occasionally.
  7. Add white truffle oil to polenta. Divide polenta and sausages between 2 dinner plates.
  8. Stir pine nuts into sauce and spoon over sausages. Add sprigs of rosemary and serve.

***These items are all available through the Club Sauce Website Store if they cannot be found at your local gourmet shop.

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