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Thursday, June 11, 2009


We were able to special order GAPS-legal Andouille sausage from the meat department of our local grocery store, which naturally led to a foray into adjusting Cajun recipes for GAPS. This recipe is the first success from this adventure. It was inspired by this recipe on this wonderful blog of New Orleans cooking:

If you can't get ready made Andouille sausage, you can still make this recipe with other meat, but if you are feeling adventurous, this blog has a recipe for Andouille that you could adapt: (make sure to replace the powdered milk!)


2 T butter or ghee
2 cups Andouille sausage, chopped*
1 cup onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup green bell pepper, diced
4 T garlic, minced
1 cup tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup tomato sauce (or additional chopped tomatoes)
2 1/2 cups of chicken stock
2 cups grated cauliflower
2 cups additional meat (chopped raw chicken, shrimp, ham, etc)

Seasoning Mix:
1/4 tsp cayenne (or to taste)
1 1/2 tsp white pepper
2 tsp salt
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp rubbed sage
3 bay leaves

*If you can't find Andouille sausage, you can use Kielbasa, chorizo, other sausage, ham, or other meats if you want to experiment.


Melt the butter and saute the sausage until lightly browned, then add 1/2 of the onions, celery, and green pepper. Saute about 5 more minutes, then add the chopped tomato, tomato sauce (if using), and garlic and saute several more minutes. Add the remaining ingredients (including the other half of the onions, celery, and peppers). Mix thoroughly and cook another 5 or 10 minutes to make sure all the veggies are meat are cooked through. Garnish with parsley and chopped green onion.


  1. Do you know the name of the company that made the GAPS legal Andouille Sausage?

  2. This was Sierra's post, but I happen to know that she got the sausage at New Seasons Market in Portland, OR. My guess is that Whole Foods and other markets of the type would be happy to make them for you as well. You can also try a local butcher. If you order large enough quantities most places are happy to accomodate you. We split a large order between a few people, but you could also freeze excess for another day. These were really good, and I'm looking forward to having more soon!

  3. If you can't get these sausages made for you, there is a link in the post to a recipe for making them yourself. This looks very complicated so if you aren't up to that you could just use the right meats, ground up, and add the spices, and at least you would have the flavor. I think this recipe would be very forgiving of creativity!

  4. Applegate makes Andouille sausage.



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