Boudin Dolmas with Cajun Tzatziki Sauce
- 1 pound boneless country-style pork ribs, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 pound pork belly, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1/4 pound liver (chicken or pork), cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 poblano peppers, seeded and roughly chopped
- 1 large onion, roughly chopped
- 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
- 4-6 cloves garlic, chopped
- 6 tablespoons Cajun Seasoning
- 2 cups cooked white rice (preferably Louisiana-grown)
- 1 cup parsley, chopped
- 1 cup green onion, chopped
- 1 (16-ounce) jar of grape leaves
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cucumber
- 2 tablespoons Cajun Seasoning
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Place all ingredients for boudin (excluding rice, parsley and green onion) in large saucepan or stockpot; add enough water to cover.
- Bring pot to a simmer, and simmer until meat and vegetables are tender, 1-1/2 to 3 hours.
- Strain liquid from meat/vegetable mix, reserving liquid, and spread meat/vegetable mix on a sheet pan; allow to cool.
- After cooling chop meat/vegetable mix to a medium-coarse consistency by hand or in a food processor.
- Mix with cooked rice, green onion and parsley. Add reserved liquid a tablespoon at a time until a uniform bound consistency is reached. Season with Cajun Seasoning to taste.
- Place boudin mixture in refrigerator and allow to cool.
- In clean food processor mix all ingredients for sauce. Blend until smooth and season with Cajun Seasoning to taste.
- Once boudin mixture has cooled, start rolling grape leaves by placing a grape leaf on a flat cutting board with the leaf’s point facing away from you. Add a heaping teaspoon of the boudin mixture in the center of the leaf, and fold the sides over the boudin. Starting with the end of the leaf closest to you, roll the leaf up tightly towards the pointed end, being careful not to tear the leaf.
- Repeat with remaining boudin mixture and grape leaves.
- Serve with sauce drizzled on top of grape leaves or on the side.