Good ways to cook Andouille sausage, typically associated with Cajun cooking, include broiling, grilling and steaming. Cooks often use the sausage, made from smoked seasoned pork and spices such as garlic, red pepper, cayenne and thyme, in soups, stews, gumbos and jambalaya.
Andouille sausage is French in origin, introduced in the United States by French and German immigrants. It is popular as an addition to traditional Cajun recipes and complements the flavors of etoufee as well as shrimp and grits. Cooks often grill it and sandwich it in buns like hot dogs. Andouille sausage adds flavor to sauces, greens and beans.