So you bought a pack of boudin sausages (or maybe you even made them yourself), and you may be wondering how to cook boudin now that you have them on hand. The good news is, there are 3 different ways to cook this delicious cajun sausage: boiling, roasting, and grilling! This article will detail the steps for each method so you can cook the perfect boudin!
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What is Boudin Sausage?
Boudin, a type of Cajun sausage, is a mixture of pork and rice that’s been stuffed into a sausage casing.
Boudins can be spicy or mild depending on how much cayenne pepper has been used as an ingredient, and are delicious when cooked right!
Boudin sausages are often served alongside dishes such as gumbo or jambalaya at restaurants in the Louisiana or New Orleans areas. Sometimes, they’re also served for breakfast alongside eggs and grits with coffee refills included to wash it all down!
How to Cook Boudin – Boiled Method
The first (and easiest) way to cook boudin sausages is just to boil them.
How To Boil Boudin:
- In a large pot, add enough water to cover the boudin sausages and bring the water to a boil.
- Once water is boiling, turn down the heat to medium heat and gently place the boudin links in the pot.
- Allow the boudin to cook for approximately 15 minutes, then use a slotted spoon to transfer the links to a plate lined with paper towels.
- Allow the links to cool slightly, and it’s ready to eat!
- NOTE: When boiling boudin sausages, people usually don’t eat the skin as it can be tough. To eat, either squeeze the links or bite into it to split it open and squeeze the boudin stuffing out into your mouth.
How to Cook Boudin – Roasted Method (Recommended)
How to Cook Boudin: Roasted Method + 2 More Ways!
- 1 pack boudin sausages
- olive oil (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet (recommended method). Alternatively, you can spray the pan with olive oil.
- Place the boudin sausages on top of the parchment paper, making sure to leave some space between each link.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning sausages every 10 minutes.
How to Cook Boudin – Grilled Method
If you’re looking for a way to intensify boudin’s smoky flavor, grilling the links is the best way to cook them.
How To Grill Boudin:
- Preheat your grill to medium heat (approximately 400-425F) and lightly grease the grill grates with butter or olive oil.
- Place the boudin links on the grill, evenly spaced. Close the grill lid and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Open the lid and flip the boudin links so it can cook evenly on the other side. Close the grill lid again, then cook for another 5 minutes.
- To check if the sausages are done, use an instant-read thermometer to see if the boudin links have reached an internal temperature of 170F.
- Transfer the links to a plate lined with paper towels and allow to cool for a few minutes. These grilled boudin can be eaten as is or paired with cajun mustard on a bun. ENJOY!
- NOTE: when grilling boudin, the casings should turn brown and crispy. You can choose to eat the crispy casing, or split it open and just eat the stuffing. Your choice!
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