Take the 2-minute tour ×
Seasoned Advice is a question and answer site for professional and amateur chefs. It's 100% free, no registration required.

What is boudin made from, and how is it made?

share|improve this question
3  
See tinyurl.com/36fp4uv –  Adam Shiemke Jul 20 '10 at 10:43
1  
nice url.. since lmgtfy is filtered :P –  zanlok Jan 21 '11 at 1:39
    
Indeed. I'll be trotting out a few of those myself now ;-) –  5arx Mar 22 '11 at 21:36
add comment

2 Answers

up vote 1 down vote accepted

I'll attempt to expand upon daniel's answer above.

From Wikipedia

Boudin describes a sausage that is generally created from a blend of beef, rice, and/or pork ("What is Boudin", Cajun French Blog 2009). Sometimes other types of proteins are added to create variations: Gator, Shrimp, crawfish, etc.

Boudin is widely known to be used in Cajun cooking. Other various types of Boudin exists. As wikipedia defines various different types of boudin:

  • Boudin blanc: A white sausage made of pork without the blood. Pork liver and heart meat are typically included. In Cajun versions, the sausage is made from a pork rice dressing [...] In French/Belgian cuisine, the sausage is sauteed or grilled. The Louisiana version is normally simmered or braised, although coating with oil and slow grilling for tailgating is becoming a popular option in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

  • Boudin noir: A dark-hued blood sausage, containing pork, pig blood, and other ingredients. Variants of the boudin noir occur in French, Belgian, Cajun and Catalan cuisine [...]

  • Shrimp Boudin: Similar to crawfish boudin, it is made by adding the shrimp to rice [...]

  • [4] Boudin rouge: In Louisiana cuisine, a sausage similar to boudin blanc, but with pork blood added to it. This originated from the French boudin noir.

  • Brown Rice Boudin: Taste is very similar to traditional pork boudin, except this boudin > is made with a brown-rice substitute for those looking to cut down on white rice intake.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.