Hebert’s Specialty Meats in Maurice, LA = A Rated Boudin

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Location: 8212 Maurice Ave. Maurice, LA 70555

Ambiance: Hebert’s is on the outskirts of Maurice, a town known for its strict enforcement of speed limits. This is a bustling specialty meat market famous for their stuffed chickens. At any given time the work area behind the counter is filled with young men stuffing and sewing chickens and/or putting together ke-bobs with chunks of meat and vegetable. They also have freezer cases with a variety of home-made products like meat or crawfish pies and fresh sausages.

THE BOUDIN

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Cost: $2.59 lb.

Casing: A bit rubbery yet still breakable to the tooth.

Rice/Meat Ratio: Simultaneously meaty and ricey.

Texture: The rice is ground up and intermingles with the crushed meat. With the rice being ground and the meat being pulverized this creates a particularly mild and smooth texture.

Spices: Hot. A lot of heat at the end.

Overall Taste: Excellent. A black-pepper flavor is distinctive, but by no means overpowering. Nice swine flavor and nice rice flavor. Not at all greasy.

Comments: Thanks to Beth Green for this recommendation. With an nice location just south of Lafayette, Hebert’s is worth a little trip for the boudin and to pick up some specialty meat. Try it. You’ll like it.

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Reviewed on 3/6/04

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