January 16th is International Hot and Spicy Food Day! It’s the perfect day for discovering new tasty and seriously spicy dishes. Today, TourMega wants to share with you a-to-die for French-Caribbean delicacy the “Boudin Antillais,” one of the spiciest sausages in the world.
Featured in the New York Times and the Huffington Post, The New York Times, French Caribbean Islands are the paradise for spicy food lovers. The “Boudin Antillais” is the spiciest blood sausage in the world. The Boudin Antillais is a Creole delicacy from Guadeloupe and Martinique islands, two French oversea states. Originally a Christmas and family reunions dish, the “Boudain Antillais” is now eaten all year long and featured in most restaurants and beach bar bungalows. French-Caribbeans people usually pair boudin with Agricole rum, infused rum, Ti’ Punch, the local drink, and of course wine, as they are French too. Some people can be thrown off by the idea of eating spiced pork blood, but there are many alternatives such as “Boudin Blanc” vegetarian boudin made with French bread and spices ), “Boudin au Poisson” (fish boudin), “Boudin a la crevette” (shrimp boudin).
Guadeloupeans and Martinicans are very welcoming and very proud of their cuisine and rums. Therefore, don’t be surprised if they invite you out of the blue to come to their place and try their homemade blood sausages and other French Caribbean specialties while listening zouk music, and sipping rum seated under a mango tree or a palm tree for a whole afternoon. Be aware, don’t challenge French-Carribean with rum drinking or spicy food you are almost sure to lose. They are drinking 110 proof rums before learning how to walk and eat habanero chili peppers like cherries.
Fiery “Boudin Antillais” and rums are not the only attractions. As many Caribbean islands the landscape and water are gorgeous: beautiful beaches, transparent waters, natural hot springs spots, luxurious forests and sun all year long. The season carnival has already started, therefore, until Mardi Gras streets are filled with parades and people wearing national costumes. If you are interested in visiting Martinique and Guadeloupe, you may not be required to have a visa as both islands belong to France, therefore, to the European Union and use Euro as currency.
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