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Nov 29, 2007 07:17 AM

Looking to order authentic turduchen

I'm hosting my cajun family for Christmas. They've moved to Missouri, so they don't get any good seafood up there. I'm wanting to order a turduchen to be shipped to me for Christmas dinner. Anyone have a suggestion of a place to order from? I want one that's guaranteed to be good. If I'm going to spend the money to buy the turduchen and have it shipped to me over here in Central Texas, then it has to be worth it! Thanks so much!

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  1. hebert's meats invented the turduchen, and they are the best. they are located in or around lafayette.

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    1. re: pslamp32

      Found it at -- except it looks like they've moved to Tulsa, OK. Do you think it's the same and just as good??

      1. re: jakasujo

        The original location is located in Maurice, LA; your web link does appear to be affiliated with the same folks. Locally, try the Gourmet Butcher Block in Gretna...somehow, they're related to the Maurice Heberts (by marriage?) and their stuffed products are quite similar.

        1. re: Hungry Celeste

          Baton Rouge Bellues meat hot way hot!!!!!! Real coon ass

          1. re: louis evans IV

            I think so, this is from their web site

            "A Turducken is a de-boned turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed with a small de-boned chicken. The name Turducken is a mixture of those ingredients, turkey, duck, and chicken. The cavity of the chicken and the rest of the gaps are filled with, at the very least, a highly seasoned breadcrumb mixture or sausage meat, although some versions have a different stuffing for each bird. According to National Geographic, the Turduckens was invented in 1985, by brothers Sammy and Junior Hebert at their family meat market in Maurice, La. The tradition has grown and now each year, the Hebert stores (one in Maurice, three in Houston and one in Tulsa, Okla.) sell over 10,000 turduckens."

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      2. Hebert's Specialty Meats
        Highway 167
        Maurice, LA 70555
        (337) 893-5062

        They claim to have invented the turducken. I don't know if it's true and don't care -- theirs are fabulous!

        1. I don't believe that turduken generally has seafood in it, unless it is a special kind. It's pretty much bird(s) and dressing. I think cornbread is customary.

          1. I've ordered fresh turduckens from Hebert's when I lived in that area, and they were worth the wait in line. I've had an Hebert's turducken shipped to friends in Boston and they loved it. I've never tried one shipped, but I'm sure it's worth it.