Tasso is a spicy smoked cut of pork or beef popular in many Cajun dishes. When gumbo is served in Louisiana, filé powder (ground, dried sassafras leaves) is as common on the table as salt and pepper. It thickens and flavors gumbos and other Creole dishes.
- Recipe: Chicken-Tasso-Andouille Sausage Gumbo, as pictured
Try it with shrimp!
- Recipe: Shrimp-Tasso-Andouille Sausage Gumbo