Indulge in the culinary treasure of French Guiana with our exquisite Boudin Créole. This traditional dish captures the essence of Caribbean and French influences, offering a tantalizing blend of flavors and spices. Made with locally-sourced ingredients, including pork, spices, and aromatic herbs, each bite unveils a symphony of taste that will transport you to the vibrant streets of Cayenne. Whether enjoyed as a savory snack or as part of a hearty meal, Boudin Créole promises an unforgettable gastronomic experience that celebrates the rich cultural heritage of French Guiana.


  • 1 lb (450g) pork blood
  • 1 lb (450g) pork liver, finely chopped
  • 1 lb (450g) pork meat, finely minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) rum (optional)
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram, dried
  • 1 teaspoon allspice, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Casings (hog or synthetic), cleaned and prepared


1- In a large mixing bowl, combine the pork blood, pork liver, and minced pork meat. Mix well until evenly combined.

2- In a skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing until softened and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.

3- Add the chopped onion and garlic to the mixing bowl with the meat mixture.

4- Stir in the chicken broth, white vinegar, and rum (if using) into the mixture.

5- Season the mixture with thyme, marjoram, allspice, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper. Mix thoroughly to ensure even distribution of the spices.

6- Using a funnel or a spoon, stuff the mixture into the cleaned casings, tying off the ends securely with kitchen twine.

7- In a large pot of boiling water, carefully add the stuffed casings. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for about 1 hour, ensuring the casings do not burst.

8- Once cooked, remove the Boudin Créole from the water and allow them to cool slightly before serving.

9- To serve, slice the Boudin Créole into rounds and enjoy as a flavorful snack or accompaniment to your favorite dishes.

Note: Boudin Créole can be enjoyed hot or cold. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat before serving. Enjoy the rich flavors of French Guiana with this traditional delicacy!

Nutritional Values:

Here's an approximate breakdown of the nutritional values for the ingredients used in the French Guiana Boudin Créole recipe:

Pork blood (1 lb):

  • Calories: 345 kcal
  • Protein: 18 g
  • Fat: 29 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Iron: 16 mg

benefits:Rich source of iron, which is essential for red blood cell production and oxygen transport in the body.

Pork liver (1 lb):

  • Calories: 479 kcal
  • Protein: 71 g
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Iron: 7 mg


  • High in protein, which is crucial for muscle repair and growth.
  • Excellent source of vitamin A, which supports vision health and immune function.
  • Contains iron, necessary for red blood cell formation and preventing anemia.

Pork meat (1 lb):

  • Calories: 926 kcal
  • Protein: 94 g
  • Fat: 61 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Iron: 5 mg


  • High-quality protein source, important for muscle maintenance and growth.
  • Contains various B vitamins, such as niacin, thiamine, and riboflavin, which play key roles in energy metabolism.

Onion (1 medium):

  • Calories: 44 kcal
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 2 g


  • Rich in antioxidants, particularly quercetin, which may reduce inflammation and lower the risk of chronic diseases.
  • Good source of fiber, promoting digestive health and aiding in weight management.

Garlic (2 cloves):

  • Calories: 9 kcal
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 0 g


  • Contains allicin, a compound with potent medicinal properties, including antibacterial and antiviral effects.
  • May help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease.

Chicken broth (1/2 cup):

  • Calories: 5 kcal
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0 g


  • Hydrating and comforting, especially when consumed as a warm beverage.
  • Contains electrolytes like potassium and sodium, essential for fluid balance and nerve function.

White vinegar (1/2 cup):

  • Calories: 8 kcal
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g


  • Helps balance blood sugar levels, making it beneficial for individuals with diabetes.
  • May aid in weight loss by promoting satiety and reducing the glycemic index of meals.

Rum (1/2 cup):

  • Calories: 256 kcal
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fiber: 0 g


  • In moderation, may have cardiovascular benefits, such as increasing "good" HDL cholesterol levels.
  • Can enhance flavor in cooking and add depth to recipes like marinades and sauces.

Vegetable oil (1/2 cup):

  • Calories: 964 kcal
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Fat: 109 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g


  • Source of healthy unsaturated fats, which support heart health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Contains vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects cells from damage and supports skin health.

Spices (thyme, marjoram, allspice, nutmeg, salt, black pepper):

  • Negligible calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrates.

Please note that these values are approximate and can vary based on factors such as specific brands, cooking methods, and ingredient substitutions.


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