This weeks “Chopped Challenge Thursday” kicked 2013 off with a real bang!
The combination of Boudain (I’ll explain later!), Wasabi, Candy Canes and Shrimp, gave my culinary mind a run for its money, but I came up with something pretty delicious and super spicy to kick off the new year!
After googling “Boudain” I found out that it is a Cajun sausage typically made of rice, spices and pork, but can also be made with crawfish or shrimp instead of pork. I then yelped “where to buy Boudain” and found my newest adventure.
This morning I headed to east San Diego to “Mardi Gras Cafe and Cajun Market” to purchase the now infamous Boudain.
The owners were an extremely sweet couple and very helpful. I purchased my Boudain, then they proceeded to show me some of their favorite sauces (of the over 100 they had in stock!)
I can’t wait to grab a couple of bottles of these before my annual Super Bowl Party!
In addition to a variety of Boudain sausages and walls of hot sauce options, they also sell alligator meat and offer a full restaurant menu. I can’t wait to go back and try their Louisiana home cooking!
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 red onion (diced)
- 1 jalapeno (diced)
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 12 oz boudain sausage
- 1 cup mushrooms (sliced)
- 1/2 cup cucumber (diced)
- 1/2 cup rice
- 1/2 tsp wasabi
- 1 tsp sriracha
- 2 cups beef stock
- 1 candy cane
- 1/2 tsp fresh ginger (grated)
- 1/2 cup wasabi mayonnaise
- 8-10 large shrimp
- 1 tsp sesame seeds