Need to know how to cook boudin on the grill? Get the grill ready, take the boudin, and grill it for 5-7 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of your boudin. For more details – read the post below!
Boudin sausages are a staple of Cajun cuisine and they can be cooked on the grill in only 10 minutes.
There are a lot of recipes for this sausage: it is usually stuffed with a mixture of pork (sometimes fish), rice, onions, bell peppers, Cajun spices, and it’s usually stuffed into pork casings or shaped into balls.
Let’s see together how to cook boudin sausage on the grill!
How to cook boudin on the grill?
Get your grill nice and hot, put boudin for 5-7 minutes on each side. Not over the flame but near it where the heat is. If you are afraid that it will explode, poke it with a fork, you may lose a bit of juice but nothing that would matter too much.
What is the best way to cook boudin?
Just like pork chops or ribs, boudin can be cooked in many different ways, from grilling to deep frying, according to the recipe you decide to follow.
If you like that smoke flavor in your meat, then you’ll love the extra kick of taste you’ll get from the grill!
Furthermore, by grilling boudin, you’ll get that delicious crispy skin which makes it even more irresistible.
Whether you choose to poach, bake, or smoke boudin sausage, be sure that it reaches an internal temperature of 160° F before serving, to be sure the pork is perfectly cooked.
How long does it take to cook boudin on the grill?
When cooking Boudin sausage, keep in mind that it requires a short cooking time, whether your recipe requires you to smoke it on a charcoal grill or bake it in the oven.
Being pre-cooked, you will see that the casing turns brown and crispy in about 10 minutes, just like smoked sausage. Keep in mind that if you cook your boudin wrapped in aluminum foil, the casing will remain soft.
Follow our tips and your delicious Cajun-style dish will be ready in no time!
How do you cook boudin on a propane grill?
To cook boudin on a propane grill you just need to place the sausage over high heat for a couple of minutes and then turn the heat down to a lower temperature.
Leave the meat on the rack for ten minutes, checking its temperature (remember that pork should reach at least 160°F) or until the casing turns golden brown.
Once the smoked sausage is cooked and crispy, remove it from the grid and serve hot with okra for that authentic Cajun flavor you can find in many recipes or a bowl of fluffy steamed rice.
How do you grill boudin sausage without it exploding?
When cooking boudin, one thing you should keep in mind is to try not to make the casing explode. Especially when boiling this sausage, it is common that the casing splits open, but there’s a simple way to avoid this incident:
- Place water in a pot, season with Cajun spices, and bring to a boil.
- Submerge boudin in boiling water and keep heating up to a delicate simmer. To prevent the casing from bursting, do not re-boil the water.
- Cook the boudin for about 10-15 minutes, uncovered, and stir from time to time.
- Remove and let the boudin rest for a couple of minutes. Check the internal temperature (be sure it’s at least 160° F) and serve sliced with mixed vegetables.
How to cook boudin sausages on a PitBoss pellet grill?
As for pork chops, another great method for cooking the best boudin is the pellet grill. Just mix some hickory with your chips and add an unmistakable smokey flavor to your recipe.
Brush a little olive oil on your boudin, heat your smoker to 225°F and place the sausage on the grill for about 15 minutes, then turn to the other side and leave for another 15 minutes.
You will see the casing turning brown and crisp: remove and serve.
How to cook boudin smoked sausage links on the grill?
You can find boudin in many supermarkets ( e.g. Best Stop) and they are usually sold in long links.
You can easily grill them either on a charcoal grill or on a pellet grill, for about 10 minutes, 5 minutes on each side. If you choose a charcoal grill, you should cover its bottom with just a single layer of coals.
There are many different recipes to make boudin and it can be paired with lots of different side dishes. You can grill a mixture of onions and peppers, dressed with Cajun spices for that delicious southern taste.
How to make boudin grilled cheese?
So you think boudin is not enough delicious on its own and you don’t need to count your calories? Why not stuff it in a grilled cheese sandwich then?!
Making boudin grilled cheese sandwiches is one of the easiest and most flavorful recipes with boudin, really easy to make and you can prepare more than one serving in no time:
- Take the pre-cooked boudin out of the refrigerator and peel, then cut it into 1-inch slices, and butter one side of the sliced bread.
- Heat a skillet and place the buttered side of bread on the pan.
- Place the slices of boudin on the bread and press them with a fork until they cover the whole slice of bread.
- Top the boudin with a slice of cheese and cover with the other piece of buttered bread.
- Wait for both sides to turn brown and crisp, as you would for a classic grilled cheese sandwich.
- When you’ve reached the desired result, remove it from the pan, cut it in half, and serve warm.
How to cook boudin in the oven?
The stuffing recipe for this boudin pork sausage calls for rice, onions, peppers, and Cajun spices, so if you want to keep your calories low, you should cook boudin in the oven and eat lots of vegetables with it.
Baking in the oven is also a great method for cooking frozen meat, just remember you won’t be able to freeze it again once you reheat the sausages.
To cook boudin in the oven, lightly oil a sheet pan and place the boudin on the rack. If you put boudin wrapped in aluminum foil remember that the casing won’t turn brown and crispy, but it will just cook through, so it will turn out softer.
Preheat your oven to 300° F and bake for 20 minutes, turning the links now and then. Remove and make sure the center of the sausage is hot and well cooked, at least 160°F, then serve warm.
Now you know how to cook boudin on the grill! As you can see the approach is very simple – preheat the grill and grill for roughly 5-7 minutes on each side (so turning it once). You can cut one open to make sure that it is cooked through.