Zummo’s Boudin is a classic Cajun sausage that has been made since the 1950s. It’s a delicious and savory combination of pork, rice, and spices, and it’s perfect for everything from breakfast and lunch to dinner and snacks. If you’ve ever wanted to try making your own Zummo’s Boudin at home, this step-by-step guide will help you do just that.
To make Zummo’s Boudin, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 2 pounds of pork shoulder (or other lean cut)
- 1 cup of uncooked white rice
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon of dried basil
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
You’ll also need a large bowl, a cutting board, a sharp knife, a skillet, and a baking sheet.
Once you have all your ingredients gathered, it’s time to get started. Here are the steps for making Zummo’s Boudin:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, combine the pork, rice, garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, oregano, thyme, basil, Worcestershire sauce, and olive oil. Mix everything together until it’s well-combined.
- Lay out a large piece of parchment paper on a cutting board. Place the pork and rice mixture in the center of the parchment paper and shape it into a log about 2 inches thick. Fold the parchment paper around the log and use the sides to shape it into a tight cylinder.
- Transfer the parchment-wrapped log to a baking sheet and bake it in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.
- Once the log is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool for 15 minutes.
- Unwrap the log and cut it into 1-inch thick slices. Place the slices in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the slices for about 8 minutes, flipping them once during cooking, until they are golden brown and cooked through.
- Serve the Zummo’s Boudin slices hot.
Tips and Tricks
- If you don’t have parchment paper, you can substitute a sheet of aluminum foil.
- You can also use a different type of lean cut of pork if you prefer.
- Feel free to adjust the spices to your taste.
- You can also shape the log into smaller pieces if you prefer smaller sausages.
- If you don’t want to bake the log, you can also cook it in the skillet on both sides for about 10 minutes.
Making Zummo’s Boudin is a great way to enjoy a classic Cajun sausage without having to go to a restaurant. And with this step-by-step guide, you can make it in the comfort of your own kitchen. So grab your ingredients and get cooking!
As the old Cajun saying goes: “An hour of cookin’ is worth a week of talkin’!”