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Mirliton

Mirliton

  • Prep

    1 h
  • Cook

    1 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 30 m
MOUNTMAN

MOUNTMAN

Mirliton (Chayotes) are a vegetable that is used to make this wonderful dressing. It's very popular here in Louisiana around the holidays.

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  • Calories:
  • 319 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 14.1 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.1g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 24.7 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 145 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium:
  • 1062 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add mirliton, and boil until tender, about 45 minutes. Drain, cool, and peel. Cut in half, remove seeds, and cut into cubes.
  2. When the mirliton are almost done, bring another pot of water to a boil. Add shrimp, and cook for about 5 minutes, until pink. Drain shrimp, reserving the water for later. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry onion and garlic in the oil until soft. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish. Add the shrimp, ham, and cubed mirliton. Beat the egg in a small dish with a tablespoon of the water from the shrimp; pour into the baking dish. Mix in the bread crumbs, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper until evenly blended. If it seems a little dry, add a little more water from the shrimp. You have the choice to freeze, refrigerate, or bake at this point. Sprinkle some more breadcrumbs on top if desired.
  4. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown on top.
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Reviews

Tarheel Fan
26

Tarheel Fan

12/11/2006

This is wonderful. I doubled the recipe and set half aside to freeze for a rainy day. Needs more bread crumbs, but that is a personal preference.

skbean
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skbean

11/22/2010

This is almost identical to a recipe I have. mine also adds in some crab meat (about a cup or so). A friend from New Orleans originally made it for me- and I was HOOKED! this stuff is great!

Melisa
11

Melisa

12/8/2011

Great recipe. I think it's sad that this is the only recipe that comes up for mirlitons. They are a great vegetable to use with roast instead of potatoes too!

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