Pork bangers on creamy polenta

April 18, 2022 (Last Updated: April 14, 2022)
Pork bangers

 Love mash? Then you will love this delicious base of perfectly creamy polenta paired with fried-to-perfection pork bangers. This dish is perfect served with a side salad or on it’s own!

HANDS-ON TIME 15 min | TOTAL TIME 30 min | MAKES 4


Roasted tomato smoor

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp boiling water

Polenta & pork bangers

  • 8 pork sausages
  • 200 grams instant polenta
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

For the roasted tomato smoor

PREHEAT oven to 220oC. Place cherry tomatoes on a baking tray and drizzle with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Roast for 10 minutes, until tomatoes have burst. Remove and set aside.

HEAT remaining oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes until translucent. Add garlic, herbs, salt, pepper, tomato paste, sugar, tomatoes and water. Cook for 5 minutes until thick.

For the polenta & pork bangers

HEAT oil in a pan over a medium heat. Cook bangers for 10 minutes until golden.

COOK polenta according to packet instructions. Once cooked, add cheese and butter and mix well. Immediately dollop creamy polenta on a serving dish and top with roasted tomato smoor and sausages.

If you’re looking to make this dish vegetarian, try adding a pack of crispy fried halloumi or vegetarian sausages to your creamy polenta base instead of the pork bangers!

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