Triple Seafood and Tasso Stuffed French Bread

Prep Time: 1½ Hours
Yields: 4–5 Servings


Crawfish and crabmeat and shrimp, oh my! All tucked into a crusty French loaf with a taste of tasso, too—this sandwich is hard to top!


  • 1 pound medium (31–35 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound claw crabmeat
  • 1 pound crawfish tails
  • 1 cup diced tasso
  • ¼ pound butter
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced green bell peppers
  • ½ cup diced red bell peppers
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsps diced garlic
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 quart shellfish stock or water
  • 1 ounce sherry
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • salt and cayenne pepper to taste
  • Louisiana hot sauce to taste
  • 1 loaf French bread

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a 2-gallon stockpot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onions, celery, bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic and bay leaves. Sauté 3–5 minutes or until vegetables are wilted. Blend shrimp, crabmeat, crawfish, tasso and tomato sauce into mixture. Whisk flour into vegetable mixture to form a white roux. Slowly add stock or water, a little at a time, until sauce consistency is achieved. Continue adding stock as necessary to retain consistency. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce to simmer and cook 30–40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sherry, green onions and parsley. Cook 5 minutes. Season with salt, cayenne pepper and hot sauce. Set aside to cool. Slice French bread in half. Scoop inside out of each half and set aside. Stuff mixture into bottom half of bread. Replace top half, and wrap loaf in foil. Bake 8–12 minutes. Cut into 3–4 inch slices and serve.


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