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Red Boudin aka Boudin Rouge aka Blood Boudin... I finally tried it...

So I've made it my entire life without having red boudin. I've heard about it from my parents and other old timers, but like most I had been told that its "illegal to sell red boudin because of the FDA/USDA". Well, as it works out that is not only false but there is a good and perfectly legal source in Breaux Bridge.

I stopped into Babineaux's Slaughter House and picked up a few pounds on Friday. I boiled up a few links and had it for the first time over the weekend.

As for the taste... It was pretty tasty and you definitely pick up the iron/liver taste from the blood. Babineaux's adds jalapeno to the red boudin which gives the link some heat. The texture is noticeably firmer than typical boudin. I don't see me making the red boudin my go-to but I'm glad I had it and know where to find more.

I know... Useless without pics and CSB

For those interested. Here's the link...

LINK
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CreoleGumbo
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gotta check that out. thnx


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bdevill
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re: Red Boudin aka Boudin Rouge aka Blood Boudin... I finally tried it...

Interesting.. Knew an old lady from Carencro that would make her own blood boudin. She seasoned her pot of raw blood and would pour herself a coffee cup of it (raw) to taste for seasoning..


LSUCreole
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re: Red Boudin aka Boudin Rouge aka Blood Boudin... I finally tried it...
we make it every year it's one of my favorite things on earth. I might have to give this place a shot and see if it's legit or not


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we make it every year it's one of my favorite things on earth. I might have to give this place a shot and see if it's legit or not



Please do, being that it's the first I've had I'm dying to know if it's the real deal. My father said it's legit, but it's been 35+ years since he's had it.


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supadave3
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re: Red Boudin aka Boudin Rouge aka Blood Boudin... I finally tried it...
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. Knew an old lady from Carencro that would make her own blood boudin. She seasoned her pot of raw blood and would pour herself a coffee cup of it (raw) to taste for seasoning..



That is so disgusting...


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That is so disgusting...



it's just a little blood man


joeleblanc
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re: Red Boudin aka Boudin Rouge aka Blood Boudin... I finally tried it...
Richard's in Abbeville also has it, i think, once a month. Its never been illegal, but they tell me an inspector from the USDA has to be present when making it to be able to sell it...


ADLSUNSU
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re: Red Boudin aka Boudin Rouge aka Blood Boudin... I finally tried it...
i accidentally had blood pudding i think in ireland

didnt really realize what it was till later


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BROffshoreTigerFan
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re: Red Boudin aka Boudin Rouge aka Blood Boudin... I finally tried it...
I didn't think babineauxs was still open. Used to live about a mile from the place if its still in the same store. It's been a few years since I actually spent some time in the bridge.


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re: Red Boudin aka Boudin Rouge aka Blood Boudin... I finally tried it...
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Its never been illegal, but they tell me an inspector from the USDA has to be present when making it to be able to sell it...
never heard this. Anyway, the reason why there is a misunderstanding about it being illegal is because it is illegal to transport blood for sale.

The pig has to be slaughtered onsite to collect and legally use the blood for boudin.


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wiltznucs
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re: Red Boudin aka Boudin Rouge aka Blood Boudin... I finally tried it...
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I didn't think babineauxs was still open. Used to live about a mile from the place if its still in the same store.


Still in the same old white building as it has been forever. I've passed it a hundred times and never stopped in..
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tetu
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For those interested. Here's the link...
boudin joke


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MsandLa
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re: Red Boudin aka Boudin Rouge aka Blood Boudin... I finally tried it...
wife's grandpa owned a butcher shop in avoyelles parish and they made it. her dad has a recipe and i am curious. i have never tried it but i want to. might have to make a stop.


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The Wicker Man
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re: Red Boudin aka Boudin Rouge aka Blood Boudin... I finally tried it...
The best red boudin I've had is from T-Jim's in Cottonport. They also make a delicious smoked red boudin. I've also had it at Degas Cafe in New Orleans, but I didn't care for it as much. Haven't had it from Babineaux's, nor have I had it from Bourgeois' in Thibodaux who I've also heard makes a good red.
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John McClane
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re: Red Boudin aka Boudin Rouge aka Blood Boudin... I finally tried it...
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The texture is noticeably firmer than typical boudin
taste is fine, just don't like the texture


PBeard
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re: Red Boudin aka Boudin Rouge aka Blood Boudin... I finally tried it...
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T-Jim's in Cottonport


Preach!


hungryone
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re: Red Boudin aka Boudin Rouge aka Blood Boudin... I finally tried it...
Bourgeois Meat Market in Thibodaux (well, almost to Schriever) makes it weekly. The whole "pork blood is illegal" must be the most widely circulated myth in LA. You can buy entire buckets of pork blood at any Asian supermarket (though this blood isn't suitable for making boudin rouge). The real reason for the decline of red boudin--most country meat markets no longer slaughtering hogs onsite. The half hogs bought from larger slaughterhouses are already bled dry, so there is no blood for making red boudin. Places still making it are those still bothering to kill animals onsite (which does require additional USDA certification/inspection).


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