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