What To Serve With Boudin?
Boudin is the most delicious part of sausage. And it doesn’t matter if you purchase your boudin from the grocery store or at a butcher shop – it’s still going to taste great served alongside any of your choice’s foods!
To start, the best dishes to serve with sausages are saltines, cajun poutine, mushrooms, and tomato confit. These crunchy little squares are a great accompaniment to any kind of sausage. They’re salty enough to balance out the sweetness of the sausage, and they add a nice contrast to the smoky flavor of the meat.
For a fancier side dish option, try apple cranberry salad. Apple cranberry salads are usually composed of apples and cranberries tossed in a vinaigrette dressing. Try serving your boudin alongside this unique side dish recipe!
1. Baked Beans
This is a classic dish that everyone loves. It’s simple to prepare and has tons of flavor. You can serve it over toast, cornbread, or rice if you’d prefer. But, I love it straight up!
To start, soak your southern-style baked beans overnight. Then drain and rinse them thoroughly. Put them in a large pot along with the water and bring them to a boil. Once boiled, reduce the heat to low and simmer until tender, about 45 minutes. Drain and add the bacon, garlic, and seasonings. Stir well and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover, and let sit for 10 minutes. Pour the mixture into a baking dish, cover tightly with aluminum foil, and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Let cool completely and store in airtight containers.
The saltine cracker is one of those simple things we take for granted. But did you know there’s a lot more to it than just a crunchy snack? The humble saltine is a versatile ingredient that can help make some pretty amazing dishes. From savory snacks like ranch dressing to sweet treats like cookies, here are 10 ways to use your favorite salty cracker.
1. Make Ranch Dressing
A classic combination of creamy mayo and tangy Greek yogurt, ranch dressing is great on salads, sandwiches, and even pizza. You can easily whip up a batch of homemade ranch dressing in less than five minutes. Just combine 2 cups plain Greek yogurt, ½ cup sour cream, ¼ cup mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon garlic powder in a bowl. Stir well and season with salt and pepper to taste. Store leftover dressing in the fridge for up to three days.
2. Make Cookies
If you love baking, try making your cookie dough. Simply whisk together 4½ cups flour, ½ cup granulated sugar, and ½ cup brown sugar in a large bowl. Then stir in 1¾ teaspoons baking soda, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon kosher salt. Finally, add 1 stick of butter, softened, and 1 egg yolk. Using your hands, knead the mixture into a ball.
Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out the chilled dough onto parchment paper or a silicone mat. Cut shapes out of the dough with cookie cutters and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden around the edges. Let cool completely before serving.
3. Make Cheese Straws
Cheese straws are perfect for snacking while watching movies or playing games. To make them, simply roll out a piece of puff pastry dough about ⅛ inch thick. Use a round cutter to cut circles out of the dough. Place the rounds on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until puffed and lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
Spread each circle with a thin layer of cheddar cheese. Return to the oven for another 5 to 7 minutes, or until the cheese melts and begins to bubble. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Serve warm or cold.
3. Classic Potato Salad
There’s nothing classic about this classic potato salad. It’s delicious though, so if you’ve ever wanted to try making it yourself, here’s your chance! Just mix everything up in a bowl and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Serve cold, garnished with fresh parsley.
Classic potato salads are great for entertaining or any time you want something special. This one is made with small red potatoes and has a slightly sweet flavor profile. I think it makes a nice change of pace compared to traditional mashed potatoes salads, which are usually made with russets and can be very heavy tasting.
4. Cajun Poutine
Canadian cuisine features many regional dishes unique to each country. One of those regional dishes is called “poutine,” which originated in Canada but can now be found throughout North America. It consists of French fries covered in cheese curds and a savory gravy. The sauce varies depending on where the poutine is served, but most commonly includes either beef drippings (if served in Québec) or bacon fat (if served in Ontario).
Poutine is typically eaten during the fall months, although it can be enjoyed at any time of the year. However, if you want to enjoy it outside of the wintertime, try serving it with spicy pepper jelly for a kick. You can also include candied nuts, fruit, and even chocolate chips to give it a sweet touch and enjoy it with the flavors of boudin. There are different boudin varieties to take boudin breakfast.
5. Apple Cranberry Salad
This apple cranberry salad is a delicious side dish that goes well with any type of meat or chicken. You can make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for up to three days.
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6. Cajun Remoulade Sauce
A classic simple dish like boudins needs a good dipping sauce, and this one is made with mayonnaise sauce, which makes it perfect. This Cajun remoulade departs from the traditional recipe, but it still tastes just like the real deal.
7. Grits Fritters
This recipe comes with delicious Red Pepper Jelly. You can use any type of sausage you like. If you want to make this recipe vegetarian, just omit the bacon.
1 cup uncooked regular grits
2 cups water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8. Tomato Confit
This tomato confit is one of my favorite recipes because it adds depth to dishes like boulangère sausage and chicken liver pâté. It’s also a great appetizer that will make your guests feel special. I love serving this alongside grilled cheese sandwiches and wine.
There are different ingredients in boudin sausages plain, you can try pasta with boudin, and rice with boudin, but keep your portion boudin separate. The inclusion of boudin will turn your traditional dish into a nutritious vegetable dish and a popular side dish with barbeque and many other great combinations of boudin.
1 pound tomatoes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
4 garlic cloves
3 thyme sprigs
9. Oven-roasted Cabbage
Roasting vegetables brings out their naturally sweet flavor. This recipe uses a simple technique to roast cabbage. You can use it to make a delicious side dish for a hearty dinner.
1 head of green cabbage
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut off the bottom of the cabbage leaves. Remove the core. Place the cabbage leaves into a large bowl. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Toss well to coat evenly. Arrange the cabbage leaves onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Serve warm.
10. Grilled Mushrooms
Mushrooms are one of those foods that you either love or hate. Some people don’t even know what to do with them. But grilling mushrooms brings out their natural flavor and transforms them into something special.
• Olive oil
• Salt & pepper
• Grill pan
1. Wash the mushrooms under cold running water. Remove stems and slice off the caps.
2. Brush olive oil over the mushroom slices. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Place the mushrooms on the grill pan and cook for about 5 minutes per side, turning once.
4. Serve immediately.
11. Cajun Spaghetti
This recipe uses boudin which is made from ground beef seasoned with spices like cumin, chili powder, oregano, garlic powder, onion flakes, salt, black pepper, and bay leaves.
The ingredients are mixed and formed into small meatballs. Then, the mixture is placed in a large pot along with water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and cornstarch. The mixture is cooked over medium heat for about 30 minutes. When it starts boiling, you know it’s ready. You can serve it with pasta or rice.
Rice is a staple food in most Asian countries. In Japan, it is called sushi. In China, it is known as congee. And in Korea, it is kimchi jjigae. But what does rice mean to people around the world? We took a look at how rice is used across cultures.
Cornbread is a traditional food in the Cajun culture of Louisiana. This recipe uses whole wheat flour, brown sugar, butter, eggs, milk, salt, baking powder, and yeast. You can use white flour if you prefer.
2 cups warm water
3 tablespoons active dry yeast
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
4 ½ cups bread flour
14. Spinach Salad
This recipe makes enough for 4 servings. You can double it if you are feeding a crowd.
1 head romaine lettuce
2 cups baby spinach leaves
1 cup cherry tomatoes
4 green onions, chopped
½ cucumber, sliced
¼ red onion, diced
¼ cup feta cheese crumbles
¼ cup black olives pitted
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup olive oil
Salt & pepper
15. Mac And Cheese
Macaroni and cheese are one of those dishes that everyone loves. Whether it’s served hot or cold, there’s no denying how much people love it. But what makes mac ‘n’ cheese so special? Is it the cheesy goodness? Or maybe it’s the fact that you can eat it with just about anything. Whatever the reason, we think mac ‘n’ cheese is a great addition to any meal. Here are some recipes that show you how to make the perfect mac ‘n’ cheese every single time.