Ingredients2 h 30 m servings 319
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown on top.
Per Serving: 319 calories; 14.1 23.1 24.7 141 1062 Full nutrition
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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.
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 A friend from New Orleans originally made it for me- and I was HOOKED!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!
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!
Ok, so here's my Cajun twist on this recipe. Instead of regular breadcrumbs, I used Italian style. Instead of Parsley, I used fresh chopped Cilantro. I used a Jumbo yard egg (we have chickens...
Tried this with my home grown Mirliton. Only had to boil 30 minutes and I followed the receipe as written except, except being a cajun I added a spicer seasoning than it calls for. Delicious. ...
My wife paula makes it for me every year at holiday time with potato salad ham or a turkey sandwich is amazing