Creole Andouille Dawgs

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Creole Andouille Dawgs
  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 8 andouille sausages
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 small ribs celery with leafy tops, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cubanelle pepper or small bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 - 4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves stripped and chopped
  • 1/2 cup lager beer
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • Hot sauce, to taste
  • Baguette bread, cut to fit sausages, or other crusty dawg rolls, split
  • Chopped scallions or chives, for garnish

Preparation

Preheat an outdoor grill or griddle pan to medium-high heat. In a medium skillet, bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Add the sausages and parboil on the grill or over medium heat to heat through, 6 to 8 minutes. Dress with a little oil, place on the grill or griddle pan and crisp up the casings, 3 to 4 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil, 3 turns of the pan, on the grill or over medium-high heat. Add the celery, onion, cubanelle pepper and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the flour and stir for a couple of minutes. Add the thyme and beer and stir for 30 seconds to evaporate. Stir in the tomato paste. Add the stock, worcestershire and hot sauce and bring to a bubble; lower the heat to low.

Serve the andouille on the baguette (or other rolls) and top with the sauce and scallions. Ooh oui, cherie! Thats a dawg!