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Andouille Sausage East of Scarborough??

Torontotonto Dec 28, 2009 01:18 PM

Anyone have a secret place for Andouille sausage? I know of the St Lawrence places...wanted something closer to Durham. Any help would be appreciated. Thx

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    youdonut Jan 2, 2010 02:00 PM

    If you are ever near a starskys grocery store try the wood smoked sausage from the deli it has a really nice smokey taste that imparts well into cooked dishes like stews. try a sample at the deli and see what you think.

    1. LovelyAsia Dec 28, 2009 06:38 PM

      Try giving Alan's Butcher Shop in Whitby a call.. they specialize in house made sausages... I am a fan of their Sundried Tomato Sausages, Bangers, and Lamb Merguez... don't know if they carry Andouille or not.

      Also, the last time I was there they had cute little mini Haggis - for those who want to try it but don't want to commit to a big one! Thought that was a brilliant idea!

      They also carry a lot of imported products from England.

      Their phone number is (905) 430-6328

      Alans Butcher Shop
      122 Athol St, Whitby, ON L1N, CA

      6 Replies
      1. re: LovelyAsia
        Torontotonto Dec 29, 2009 05:19 AM

        Thanks....Called Alan's and I guess they make it, just not at this time of year. Will try them again another time. Thanks for the response.

        1. re: Torontotonto
          Davwud Dec 30, 2009 03:40 AM

          A good stop gap is something like Kobassa or village sausage. Garlicky and smokey. I usually add some cajun seasoning when frying.


          1. re: Davwud
            Torontotonto Jan 2, 2010 10:42 AM

            Thanks. I should have tried that. Got some "authentic andouille" from a well known local butcher and it was awful. Way too much liquidsmoke when they should have dry smoked the sausageinstead. Ruined the Cajun dish I made.

            1. re: Torontotonto
              Davwud Jan 2, 2010 10:58 AM

              Did you sample it before purchase or use?? I always try to taste something unknown before putting it in a dish.


              1. re: Davwud
                Torontotonto Jan 2, 2010 11:48 AM

                I did not because it was not cooked....my first mistake.I grabbed it quickly,,,, and ran off.

                1. re: Torontotonto
                  Davwud Jan 2, 2010 11:51 AM

                  Meh, live and learn


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