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It is produced as a mild sausage (French in origin) and as a spicer, Cajun version (derived from French influence) that is used as an ingredient for various Cajun foods such as soups, stews and meat dishes. There are a number of versions produced that generally provide a spicy, smoky, rich, earthy flavor, which may also have a slightly sweet taste.
How to enjoy
Andouille, which has a noticeable flavor of herbs and garlic, is used as an ingredient in meat dishes, as an appetizer and is especially well suited for jambalaya or gumbo.
Tasso, also known as Cajun ham, can sometimes be subsituted for Andouille, but if combined in a main dish, it may not offer the distinct flavors of Andouille and may also add too much of a smoky flavor to the food.
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