Cajun Meats/Boudin FAQs

  • What is boudin?
    A delicious combination of pork, rice and seasonings in a sausage casing.
  • How do you cook raw boudin?
    BAKE: Preheat oven to 300 degrees, place links on an oiled cookie sheet for 20 minutes, turning over every 5 minutes, for a crispy skin. STEAM COOKING: Place links in a rice cooker with a little water to cover the bottom. Heat for 3 to 5 minutes on Cook cycle, then change settings to Warm.
  • Do you eat the casing on boudin?
    If it's boiled, the casing has a chewy texture that can be hard to swallow. If grilled or smoked, however, it adds a nice crunch to the gooey consistency of the rice and pork stuffing.
  • What is the best way to cook boudin?
    Boudin can be baked, steamed or grilled, all delicious!
  • What do you eat with boudin?
    You can serve boudin with other foods, it is most commonly served whole and on its own as a snack or appetizer.
  • What does boudin taste like?
    Boudin tastes like a seasoned mixture of pork and rice, similar to a creamier dirty rice.
  • What are boudin balls?
    In Southeast Louisiana, boudin, our beloved pork and rice sausage, is removed from its casing, and formed it into balls that are then breaded and deep-fried. Fried boudin balls make fabulous appetizers, and are an excellent game day snack.
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