This is the real deal, folks. This is authentic gumbo. If you are not from South Louisiana, you may have never had real gumbo before, and you probably never heard of andouille. Andouille is a coarse-grained spicy smoked pork sausage used in gumbo to add heat and flavor. That’s gumbo: Simple ingredients. Deep flavor. Rich goodness. It’s an ideal dish for cooler weather.