Boudain Stuffed Cornish Hens

Boudain Stuffed Cornish Hens

Boudain Stuffed Cornish Hens

Sheila Martinez is the life of her children and husband. She is a loving and successful mother to two boys who enjoy grilling. So much so she grills every day! Martinez loves to spend time with her boys. When Martinez is cooking, she is already planning the next trip to the grocery store for her subsequent culinary adventures.

Sheila Martinez

Martinez came with a delicious recipe that involves international flavors created right at home. There is somewhat extensive mise en place in three separate categories so let's get to it.

The Cajun Rub

The ingredients

  • Three tablespoons of paprika or 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika.
  • 2 tablespoons of kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder.
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder.
  • 1 tablespoon of dried oregano.
  • 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
  • ½ tablespoon of dried thyme

The process

  1. To make a Cajun dressing, mix all the seasonings in a jar or a bowl of your choosing.
  2. Cover the bowl or a jar with a lid and shake it well.
  3. Store the seasoning for up to a year.

How to use the Cajun rub?

The Cajun seasoning works well with numerous dishes in everyday life. Here are a few suggestions to pair them with:

  • It pairs perfectly with proteins such as steak, chicken, and shellfish.
  • Stir-fries vegetables and sprinkle the seasoning over them to create delicious roasted fries.
  • Create into a dip by stirring it in hummus, queso, artichoke dip, etc.
  • You can also sprinkle on bread or pita chips to create a delicious snack on the go.

How to make perfect Boudain at home?

The Ingredients

  • Two pounds of meat of your choice.
  • 1 diced celery rib
  • 1 chopped medium yellow onion
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • De-seeded and chopped one bell pepper and two jalapenos
  • Two cups of cooked rice
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme, dried oregano, and paprika
  • Finely chopped parsley
  • A tablespoon of vegetable oil

The process

  1. Dump the meat of your choice in one-inch pieces, celery, onion, bell paper, and salt in a pot. Cover the pot with 2 inches of water and let it boil for one hour. After the time has elapsed, check the meat and cook over time until it is tender.
  2. Strain the stew for its stock in a separate bowl. Dice the meat and vegetables and blend them separately in a food processor. Do not over-process the mixture, so it becomes a puree. Maintain the taste integrity by leaving visible chunks!
  3. Transform the blended mix into a bowl. Add jalapenos, thyme, oregano, paprika, cayenne, and other spices. Stir it with 1 cup of cooking oil until the mix is sticky. Add more cooking oil if it’s too dry.

Time to make the famous Boudain Stuffed Cornish Hens

The ingredients

  • 2 Cornish hens
  • 2 3 cups of Boudain filling you made earlier
  • The Cajun rub you made earlier
  • Kitchen twine

The Process

  1. Preheat the grill for an internal temperature of 350° The preheat time for the grill depends on the make and model so adjust accordingly.
  2. Grab the Cornish hens and place them on the kitchen counter
  3. Pat them dry lovingly since you will be blasting them at a scorching temperature. Also, patting them dry will keep the skin crispy (that makes more sense).
  4. Sparingly rub the Cajun run on the inside and outside of the hens.
  5. Stuff the hens with the delicious Boudain filling you made earlier.
  6. Now tie the legs closed using the kitchen twin, so the filling does not escape the hens.
  7. Place them on the grill indirectly and cook until the internet temperature at their thickest point reaches 165°
  8. Carefully take them out and cut off the kitchen twine.
  9. Wrap the stuffed hens in the foil to maintain their temperature.
  10. Serve when necessary.

Boudain Stuffed Cornish Hens


  • Remember to tuck the winds back, so they do not burn, and the hens cook evenly.
  • Handle the hens wearing gloves when they are hot off of the grill.
  • Wear gloves when mixing the Boudain mixture. Wash hands before and after creating the Boudain mix.
  • Don’t have a grill? No problem! Use the same temperature settings and create delicious Boudain stuffed Cornish hens in the kitchen oven for friends and family.

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