Redlich’s City Cash in Basile, LA = A+ Rated Boudin
Ambiance: This is off the beaten path; right in the middle of the Cajun Prairie. The place looks like a casino from the outside, but don’t fret. Inside you’ll find a well stocked grocery store with an excellent specialty meat counter in the back. They must work the smoker overtime, because the smoked meat case if packed full of all varieties of smoked meats.
Location: 2511 Basile-Eunice Hwy, Basile, LA 70515
Price: 2.99 lb.
Presentation: The mysterious butcher man gets and wraps the link while he’s out of view. But . . . . .it is wrapped snuggly in a double layer of white butcher paper.
Casing: The casing is thin and it is crisp.
Meat/Rice Ratio: More rice than meat.
Texture: Full grains (and bits too) of rice in this wet link of boudin. There may only be small amounts of meat matter, but those little shreds of pork give a lot of texture and flavor.
Overall Flavor: Now, there’s some grease here; can’t deny that, but guess what adds the flavor? Flavor, Flavor, Flavor. There’s also a heavy parsley and bell pepper smell and you’ll find little pieces of bell pepper everywhere. It is a great combo and a great link.
Comments: Yum. It may not be the healthiest link, but it is tasty.