Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Lenten Season!

  Am I the only one who grew up eating either cheese pizza or McDonald’s fish sandwiches on Friday nights during Lent?!  Now that I’m all grown up, I love making “non-meat” dishes no matter what the season!  BUT, I especially appreciate these recipes during Lent.  This recipe is one of my FAVORITES!!  My Daddy makes these and they are D-lish!!  I wish this one would’ve been on our Friday night Lent menus growing up!!!  Happy Lenten Season!


1 pkg. frozen crawfish tails

1 stick of butter

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 small yellow onion, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 loaf French Bread

Shredded cheddar cheese

Cajun Seasoning, to taste {I use Tony Chachere’s}

Melt butter in a large saucepan and throw in chopped veggies.


Saute veggies for about 5 minutes and add crawfish tails.


Stir & mix evenly.  Sprinkle on some Tony’s & cover with lid.  {I usually sprinkle in a little to start with and then I let it all saute for about 10-15 minutes.  Then I have myself a little taste test to see if I need to add anymore and saute for about 5 more minutes.} 

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Meanwhile, slice your French Bread so that you have a top & a bottom, and place on top of a large sheet of foil.  {You’ll need enough so that it will fold over & cover the loaf.}  Now, remove the “meat” of the bread on the bottom portion of the loaf.  I use all the leftover bread to dip in the crawfish for my “taste tests” :)


Fill the hallowed out portion of bread with cheese and top with crawfish…and another layer of cheese.  By now I’m sure you can tell that I haven’t given up butter, carbs, or dairy for Lent this year.  Are you swooning yet?!

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Cover with the top portion of the loaf and wrap with foil.  Place on baking sheet & bake for 30 minutes at 350.

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Remove from oven and cut into thick slices.  Can you say to-die-for?!?!!


Seriously…this is SOOOOOO good!!!!!  We’ve served these at parties and they go over great!  There’s never any left!!!!  When Daddy makes these, he uses half a stick of butter & only green pepper…no other veggies…and they’re JUST as good! 



  1. Keep those fish recipes coming because I always need the inspiration during Lent too :)

  2. That sounds amazing! Yum!

    I also gave you an award at my blog!

  3. Wow! We are so honored to be included in your blog post! Keep the recipes coming!

    Cindy Adams-Ardoin
    Food Scientist
    Tony Chachere's

  4. Thanks so much for the yummy recipe!! My husband gave up meat for Lent, so this is exaclty what I needed. This was absolutely DELICIOUS :) Keep 'em coming!!