Cudighi is a special Italian sausage found only in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is quite different from the usual Italian sausages you find in the supermarkets. In this recipe, use your favorite Italian sausage.
3 cup(s) Water, cold
1 cup Corn meal, yellow
1 teaspoon Salt
1 large can Hunt’s Special Tomato Sauce
1 can Tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Red wine, dry
1 teaspoon Basil, dried
1/2 teaspoon Sugar
1 pound Sausage, Italian
1 Cabbage head
1 pound Cheese, Mozzarella
2 tablespoon(s) Butter
Prepare the polenta…..
In a 2 qt. oiled bowl add cold water. Mix together cornmeal and salt and add to bowl.
Cover bowl and microwave on High for 7 minutes. You must stir this every 2 minutes.
Cover bottom of 9 X 13 casserole dish with polenta.
Cooking the sauce……
Combine all ingredients and simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes. Set aside.
Peel the large leaves from the cabbage. Cut into smaller pieces, not too small as it will cook down.
Brown the sausage and the cabbage in the butter.
Place the cabbage and sausage on top of the polenta in the casserole dish. Add the sauce on top of this and finally add the cheese on the top.
Bake, covered, for 1 hour at 350°.