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More Cajun Goodness from Bourque’s

24 Nov

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Just look at this bread, people. Do I really need to say any more?

Another part of our amazing holiday shipment from Bourque’s Specialties of Port Barre, LA was their absolutely incredible Jalapeno Cheese Sausage Bread. Oh my gosh, where do we begin to dare explain the wonders of this one of a kind belly bomb? The closest thing I can compare it to would be the Ugly Biscuits we once woofed down with glee at Fairhope, Alabama’s Biscuit King.

Yes, imagine (if you will) a larger, spicier version of the Ugly Biscuit and you’re getting close. I really hate to use the word ugly because in our eyes this bread is a “thang of beee-yooo-teee.” It’s made with smoked sausage, jalapeno peppers, Rotel tomotoes, eggs, cheese, and bread dough … but its sum is far greater than its individual parts. It’s a zesty Cajun treat — one bite and it will set you FREE! Tip: Have an ice cold beverage lurking nearby.

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Here’s an inside peek at the bread — MMMMM! 

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An old photo of Adolph Bourque (AKA “The Boss”) who started it all  

The following detail was lifted off the Bourque’s web-based emporium …  

This family owned and operated business began in the home of Adolph and Yvonne Bourque, selling a variety of home grown vegetables and other staples.  Going through five stores and fifty-six  years of hard work and dedication, the business has grown to a 20,000 square foot supermarket, located in Port Barre, Louisiana near the birthplace of Bayou Teche.  

The business also includes a full service washerteria, loan company, real estate, rental properties, etc.  Bourque’s Supermarket offers a complete line of Cajun specialty meats, homemade sausage, boudin, cracklin, homemade beef jerky, fresh produce, deli/bakery, and other great products to cook those old-fashioned Cajun recipes.  

We also make our own seasoning, fish fry, roux, chile, seafood gumbo, and homemade dressing mix.  We ship anything, anywhere. Bourque’s Supermarket is currently being operated by children and grand children of Adolph and Yvonne Bourque.

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As you can see, Adolph’s image adorns most of the product packaging at Bourque’s. What a great way for folks to remember and pay their respects to the Bayou genius who founded the company more than a half century ago. We recently sampled their Crab and Corn Bisque for the first time — and it will not be the last. It’s super creamy and accented with just the right blend of spice.

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This is a vintage image of Adolph & his empire (Circa 1962)

I have learned not to add any salt, pepper, hot sauce, or other spice blends to any of the Bourque’s culinary creations. The Bourque boys like it good and spicy and that is more than A-O-K with yours truly. This is good soup, y’all — and I’ll also tell you what it is not. It’s NOT loaded with any artificial ingredients or preservatives. And meaty crabs gave their lives. They didn’t just crawl through the pot.

Come and get it, chere — it’s the REAL DEAL!!!

The World’s Best Beef Jerky!

22 Nov

Forget about commercial Slim Jim and Jack Links’ jerky, the world’s finest dried and spiced meat is made by our friends at Bourque Specialties in Port Barre, LA. We first met Shannon and Chad Bourque when we were road tripping through the Bayou a couple year’s back. I was blown away with their product quality and their friendliness, so we decided to share them with the rest of the planet. Lucky you!  

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Shannon & Chad are seen above toting a mess of delicious boudin

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The beef jerky is packed as you see it above. The meat is incredibly spicy and smoky. It is also pretty darn tender as far as beef jerkys go. No, this stuff will not rip your dentures out. However, the flavor is over the top fabulous. I challenge you to find a better jerky anywhere. This is perhaps the world’s most perfect food for delivering maximum protein and taste.  

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Want some now? Never fear, Bourque’s ships their products worldwide.

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The pork boudin at Bourque’s is also world class. Made of pork, rice and spices, the boudin is best when squeezed atop a Saltine cracker and blasted with a splash of Tabasco sauce. At least that is how we roll here at DixieDining.com.  

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The staff at Bourque’s has your boudin links waiting, so order today y’all!

WWW.BOURQUESPECIALTIES.COM

More on Bourque’s later – including a review of their creamy Crab & Corn Soup!