These Cajun Turkey Boudin Sliders with homemade Spicy Cajun Pesto Ketchup are the perfect handheld snack or appetizer for your next gathering.
I think it's safe to say that New Orleans has always been known for its great food and this recipe fits right into that stereotype. Cajun boudin is one of those staple dishes that is packed with flavor. Boudin is basically a Cajun "sausage" (deemed so because it is housed in a casing) that contains rice, spices, and meat.
Today I bring to you my Cajun Turkey Boudin Sliders with homemade Spicy Cajun Pesto Ketchup!
Making the Cajun Turkey Boudin Sliders:
Due to it's growing popularity, the availability of boudin has grown beyond the southern kitchens and can be found in larger grocery chains in the sausage section. So once you get a hold of your favorite boudin, you are halfway there. Penny & Nickel Co. provided me with the boudin used in this recipe. It uses beef casing but uses turkey meat inside so it's a perfect pork alternative.
Once you select your boudin of choice, you are halfway there.
I removed the spicy rice and turkey filling from the casing by cutting the boudin straight down the middle.
Using the filling you removed, form medium-sized balls and after a quick fry on both sides, they are ready to become sliders.
And to top it all off, my homemade ketchup seals the deal. A combination of tomato pesto, ketchup, and spices --- it's the finishing touch that gives this dish some extra kick.
When you are ready to enjoy a great Cajun cuisine give these Cajun Turkey Boudin Sliders a try and you will not regret it.
Here are a few more slider recipes you might enjoy:
- Cajun Turkey Boudin Sliders
- Portobello Mushroom Turkey Sliders
- Sweet & Sticky Chicken Waffle Sliders
- Mushroom & Swiss Sliders