For best results, thaw sausages completely before cooking, regardless of cooking method. All cooking times are based on cooking this product from a thawed state. We do not recommend cooking this product in a microwave. RAW SAUSAGESMonitor cooking times carefully. San Luis Sausages are very lean and over cooking will cause them to become dry. Do not puncture before or during cooking. This product is made from raw meat or poultry and contains NO PRESERVATIVES. It should be cooked completely before serving. When the sausage is firm and no longer pink in the center, it is cooked. Cooking times differ depending on whether you are cooking poultry or pork sausages. In either case, this product is very lean and should not be over cooked. Cooking Methods Steaming: Fill a pan with 1” cold water. Bring to a boil. Add defrosted sausages, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for approximately 11 minutes for poultry, 15 minutes for pork. Frying: Follow the steaming instructions above, but reduce time to 7 or 11 minutes, depending poultry or pork. Drain any remaining water from pan and continue cooking for approximately 4 minutes, turning sausages frequently for even browning. Grilling: Place sausages on a pre-heated grill over a medium-high flame. Turn sausages frequently. Cook poultry sausages approximately 11 minutes, pork sausages approximately 15 minutes. COOKED OR SMOKED SAUSAGESThese sausages are pre-cooked, so you simply need to heat them up. Any of the above methods is fine, but make sure you don’t overheat them, as they will dry out.Enjoy!