Stuffed Mirlitons (Vegetable Pear)2002-09-08
- Yield : 8
- Servings : 8
- Prep Time : 40m
- Cook Time : 30m
- Ready In : 1:10 h
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The popular mirliton (or vegetable pear, as it’s called) was often used to make seasoned pickles. This transition dish makes you appreciate mirlitons even more.
- 4 large mirlitons
- 1/2 cup diced onions
- 1/4 cup celery
- 3 tbsp cooking oil
- 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
- 1 cup cooked chopped shrimp or 1 pound cooked bulk sausage drained or combine both
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs
Cut the mirlitons in half lengthwise. Remove any seeds. Boil until tender. Scoop out the meat, reserving the shell for stuffing, and mash the meat of the pear.
Sauté the onion and celery in oil until tender in a medium skillet.
Add the mashed mirlitons, cooked shrimp (or sausage), 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs, seasoned salt and cayenne pepper. Fill Shells.
Cover with breadcrumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until browned.