<Smoked boudin is good beyond words and not only that but smoking boudin is extremely easy;-) In this article I am going to show you how I smoke boudin and how to even use it on a sandwich if you like.
Now here in Tulsa we are extremely fortunate or at least I seem to think so.. our local walmart grocery has been carrying boudin in the meat section of the store. You have to look for it and if you can’t find it just ask the “meat person” and if you are really lucky, they will know what you are talking about and direct you right to it.
Boudin is basically rice and pork with some other spices and flavors added in. It is better than any sausage you ever eat and up until recently I had never eaten it smoked.
Boudin is usually placed in just a little water and heated up that way or thrown on the grill – that is how you heat it up quick. As with all things smoked, it requires patience but you soon learn that the wait is worth it.
Smoke goes with boudin much like it goes with ribs.. after experiencing it that way you just don’t want to eat it any other way.
Assuming you have found some boudin and purchased some.. prepare it by opening the package and brushing on a little EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) onto each one. If you want to live on the wild side you can sprinkle on a little rub. I usually don’t add anything to the kind I buy.
Get the smoker going and once it is perking along at about 225 degrees F, place the boudin
directly on the grate and close the lid.
About once every hour, brush on some fresh EVOO and close the lid again.
After about 3 hours the boudin can be removed from the smoker and served. Some like to eat it
with crackers, others make sandwiches out of it..
Me.. I like to just eat it like a banana.. skin and all.
When I was in Louisiana, I had a boudin burger and it was simply delicious. Now, mind you it was not smoked so my idea of delicious was based on a much lower bar than it is now.
I have included my recipe for the burger using smoked boudin below.. this is guaranteed to
make you happy.. VERY happy!!
Smoked Boudin Burger Recipe
- Large Hamburger buns
- 3-4 links of boudin
- salad items like lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese
- condiments like ketchup, mustard, mayo, Tabasco, whatever
Extract boudin from the casing and form into a large patty. Roll patty in flour and fry until golden brown.
Toast inside of buns lightly just before patties are done frying.
Place fried boudin patty on bun and add lettuce, tomato, mayo, onions, whatever you like on your burger.
Enjoy with home cut fries and a tall glass of sweet iced tea.
You will love this and you better make extra ’cause all of those folks who said it did not sound good will take a bite and then want their own sandwich.
Do yourselves a favor and try this.. you can give me a real manly hug later for turning you on to another one of life’s good things;-)
Note: In the event that you cannot find boudin anywhere in your area, you can order it online from the Cajun Grocer.
Be sure to tell them that Jeff from Smoking-Meat.com sent you their way.