Recipe by Buster's friend
Adding this to my growing homemade sausage recipes - Boudin (boudin blanc) is a wonderful pork, liver, onion, rice & parsley sausage that can be pattied out or stuffed. This recipe is from a wonderful blog called Nola Cuisine . Here's the link - you will enjoy it! http://www.nolacuisine.com/2005/12/01/cajun-boudin-sausage-recipe/
- 1 1⁄2 lbs pork steak
- 1⁄2 lb pork liver, Very Fresh (not frozen)
- 1 onion, Coarsely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 sprig thyme, Fresh
- kosher salt, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- 2 cups long grain rice, Uncooked
- 1 bunch green onion, thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 cup Italian parsley, Finely Chopped
- cayenne, to taste
Directions See How It's Made
- Cut the pork steak and liver into 2 inch pieces and place in a large saucepan, along with the onion, garlic, thyme, and bay leaves. Cover with cold water by 1 1/2 inches. Season well with salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to a simmer, skim off any scum that rises to the surface. Simmer for about 1 hour or until the meat is very tender. Remove the bay leaves, and thyme, then strain the solids from the broth, reserve the broth.
- Grind the meats and cooked onion and garlic while they’re still hot, you could also chop this by hand.
- For the Rice:.
- In a saucepan with a lid, combine the rice with 3 Cups of the reserved broth. Taste the broth for seasoning, if necessary season with salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil, then down to very low heat and cover. Cook until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
- When the rice is cooked, combine it with the ground meat mixture, green onions, and parsley. Mix thoroughly and season to taste with Kosher salt, black pepper, and Cayenne.
- Stuff into prepared hog casings , or form into patties or balls for pan frying.
- To heat the stuffed Boudin sausages, either poach them in water between 165-185 degrees F, or brush the casings with a little oil and bake in a 400 degree oven until heated through and the skins are crispy. When I poach them, I take the Boudin out of the casings to eat it because they become rubbery.