2 cups dry polenta
5 cups water
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 kielbasa sausage, chopped
3 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
1 pound uncooked shrimp - peeled, deveined and tails removed
8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1. Bring polenta, water and salt to a boil in a saucepan, reduce heat to low and simmer until polenta is thickened, 10 to 15 minutes.
2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook kielbasa sausage until browned, 5 to 8 minutes, stir in garlic, rosemary and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Mix in shrimp and stir gently until shrimp are pink and no longer translucent inside, about 5 minutes.
3. Transfer shrimp mixture and any pan juices to a large serving bowl and stir grits into the mixture. Stir Cheddar cheese into the hot mixture until melted.