Chopped Challenge Thursday: Boudain, Wasabi, Candy Canes and Shrimp

Chopped Challenge Thursday: Boudain, Wasabi, Candy Canes and Shrimp

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!

Ingredients

  • 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
Read the whole recipe on Little Leopard Book