SAUSAGE SAUCE: Place the mushrooms in a bowl and place boiling water over them. Let them soak for 20 minutes. Drain and coarsely chop.
In a saucepan, heat the oil, then add the sausage. Once the fat of the sausage starts rendering (about 3 minutes), add onion, celery, leek, carrot, and mushrooms, making sure you break the sausage up as it starts cooking. Cook for 10 minutes longer, then mix the tomato paste with the 1/2 cup water and add to saucepan. Stir well, cover, and cook very slowly for 30-40 minutes. If necessary add a little water during cooking to make sure the sauce doesn't stick to the pan.
POLENTA: bring the 1 quarts water to simmer. Add salt (just add a small amount at first, you can salt to taste later) and slowly add the cornmeal, making sure to whisk continuously. Simmer gently for about 45 minutes or until the polenta is done. Stir frequently to make sure polenta doesn't stick.
Remove polenta from heat, adjust seasoning, add butter and cheese (if using), and mix vigorously until combined.
Add the parsley to sausage sauce. Serve the polenta and sausage sauce together.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (897g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 941 (71%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 104.5g||139 %|
|Saturated Fat 43.4g||217 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 43.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 11.9g|
|Cholesterol 244.4mg||75 %|
|Sodium 1939.5mg||67 %|
|Potassium 1016.3mg||27 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 49.8g||15 %|
|Dietary Fiber 6.8g||27 %|
|Sugars, other 43.1g|
|Protein 44.1g||63 %|
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Calories per serving: 1318
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