Sister and I were delighted and honored to film our second show with Paula Deen. Paula is an old family friend that we have shared many savory meals with. We have known The Deen family our entire life. Our parents met the Deen’s when my mom was pregnant with Suzette and Paula was pregnant with Jamie. We have had a lot of great times together. As children we spent most every weekend together and we took our summer vacations together. Suzette and I would like to share one of the recipes that we prepared on “Paula’s Best Dishes”.
We have been making Beach Bread for years. This recipe is so versatile and can be used for an appetizer, a full meal or to accompany your lunch or dinner. The main ingredients are – French or Italian bread, butter, mayo (Hellman’s), garlic and cheese. When Andy and I had our rehearsal dinner my Dad and Sandi prepared some of our favorite Cajun cuisines. Our friend Griff came up with the idea to add crawfish to the beach bread to go with the Cajun theme. The crawfish bread was a SAVORY success!
Cajun Crawfish Bread
½ stick of butter
1 clove of garlic minced
¾ cup of ripe tomatoes (drained)
1 lb. of crawfish tail meat peeled, cleaned and deveined (fat on)
Cajun seasoning (Slap ya Mama)
½ cup of mayonnaise
3/4 cup of Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese
¼ cup of parmesan
3 Tbs. fresh parsley
1 loaf of French bread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat, add garlic and cook for a few minutes
Add tomatoes and crawfish, sauté for one minute
Remove from heat and add Cajun seasoning to taste
Mix mayo, cheese and parsley
Add tomato and crawfish to mayo mixture
Cut loaf of bread in half and then cut bread lengthwise
Spoon mixture on bread and bake for 5 minutes
Then broil for an additional 3- 5 min. Watch closely
Cut bread into individual portion.
August 21, 2011 at 7:17 pm
Hey, I make something similar to this, but I use the pillsbury (gasp) french bread dough in a can instead so that I can truly bake all the delicious ingredients inside the bread. This is a jazz fest favorite that I tried to duplicate.
August 23, 2011 at 8:00 pm
Thanks Ellen for the tip! We will try it!
September 4, 2011 at 11:58 am
Love your blog. What fun. You two do such a good job. Margo
September 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm
Thanks Margo! Love you, Amy
November 6, 2011 at 2:06 pm
Well dern Amy I didn’t realize you were so famous!! LOL, i am LOVING this blog though because I lived in New Orleans for a while and there is NOTHING like some good ole’ cajun cooking!! Gonna grab a few recipes off here because I, myself, LOVE to cook also!!
November 21, 2011 at 6:54 am
November 8, 2011 at 4:45 pm
well there was a time: sounds like travis tritt to me, great to see the two sisters doin fine in southwest ga. tell mom and that old man cajun dad I said hello, and by the way, I will be sebding you some good recipes of my on real soon luv yall, frank.
November 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm
Send us some like NOW!!! Miss you and love you!!!!
November 8, 2011 at 4:50 pm
Send us some NOW Frank!!! We love and miss you to!!!!
December 30, 2011 at 11:35 pm
What a great blog you have!! And I LOVE Paula!! Cooking with her would be a dream come true!
December 31, 2011 at 7:59 am
Thank you so much. Cooking with Paula has been so much fun.
November 15, 2012 at 9:54 am
More pictures from the new ones :)))) PLEASE!