How to Cook Boudin: 5 Easy Ways You Can Do at Home!
Boudin sausage does not need a lot of cooking because it is already pre-cooked by the sausage maker or manufacturer of the meat products. When you buy it, you only need to cook it lightly, or even just reheat it using any of the 5 methods on how to cook boudin below. When you do, you’ll be ready to enjoy a sumptuous and classic dish to go with your favorite rice or vegetables on the side.
Follow these simple steps:
1. Turn your oven on to 300 degrees.
2. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil. This will help create a crispier texture and a beautiful sear later on.
3. Brush or drizzle some oil on the foil before placing your boudin links. Make sure they are evenly spaced, with at least an inch of gap in between them.
4. Bake your boudin for 20-25 minutes. Turn the links using tongs every 5-10 minutes to cook all sides.
5. Once done, remove them from the oven. You can check for doneness using a meat thermometer. You should have an internal temperature of 165 degrees for thoroughly cooked boudin.
6. Serve while hot.
Use these instructions:
1. Fill a saucepan with a few inches of water. Place it on your stovetop over medium high heat. Plain water is enough because the boudin is covered with casing. Using flavorful stock or broth won’t make much difference because it cannot permeate into the meat.
2. When the water is simmering, drop in your boudin links. Let them simmer for five minutes.
3. Again, you can check if they are properly cooked by looking for an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
4. Once cooked, transfer them on a dish lined with a paper towel to soak up excess water.
5. Serve while hot.
Follow these instructions:
1. Turn your grill on medium heat for a smoky and charred dish. If you are using charcoal, you will need about 50-60 pieces of coal for an average-sized grill. Make sure your coals are evenly spread.
2. Place your boudin links on the grill, making sure they are evenly spaced from each other (at least an inch apart).
3. Let them grill for 2 minutes per side. Turn them over using tongs.
4. Before serving, check for the right internal temperature (165 degrees).
5. Serve while hot.
Cook your links following these steps:
1. Take a pot and pour in about 1 inch of water. Let this boil over medium high heat on your stovetop.
2. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium. Place a steamer basket on your pot of water. Make sure the water in the pot is not touching the steamer basket or its contents. Reduce amount of water if needed.
3. Place the boudin links in the steamer basket, then cover using a pot lid.
4. Let them cook through steam for about 20 minutes.
5. Transfer them to a dish and serve while hot and steamy.
For the easiest method on how to cook boudin links, try these instructions:
1. Dampen a piece of paper towel with water.
2. Wrap each boudin link with the damp paper towel.
3. Place each individually wrapped link directly on the glass dish or tray of the microwave. (Do not use an extra plate or dish!)
4. Cook on high heat for 1 minute.
5. Let the sausage rest for a bit. Once cool enough to touch, squeeze lightly. A spongy texture suggests that it is already cooked properly. Otherwise, you need to cook it for a few more seconds.
6. Once done, transfer to a dish and serve while hot.
Follow these tips to perfect your own boudin dishes at home.
- If the boudin links were stored in the fridge or freezer, let them thaw on a dish lined with paper towels to soak the melted ice.
- Boudin can be cooked while still frozen, too. Simply add 15 minutes to your baking time or 10 minutes to your poaching time. Just remember to check for an internal temperature of 165 degrees before serving or eating. One exception to this rule is cooking on a grill: frozen boudin shouldn’t be grilled because one side will cook while the other will just thaw.
- An alternative to a steamer basket is a metal colander, as long as its size fits the pot that you use to boil the water.
Boudin sausages are very tasty, rich, and flavorful. Plus, they’re very easy to cook in your own kitchen. Whatever appliances and tools you have at home, you can surely enjoy a boudin dish whenever you feel like having one. Simply follow our instructions on any of the above methods and you’ll be good to go!