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Let's Talk Mirlitons!



So, what do you put in your mirliton stuffing?

I use:

Mirlitons (obviously)
Onion
Bell Pepper
Celery
Garlic
Shrimp
Bay leaf
Parsley
Thyme
Butter
Lemon
Bread Crumbs

Anyone stray far from these ingredients? Whatcha got?







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Tommy Patel
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everything you got +

green onion
grated american cheese
The bread is french bread crumbs(crouton size)
Olive oil
Black Pepper
1 jalapeno(seeded, minced)
slap yo mama blend

its a Emiral\jeff besh recipe, its really good.



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BRgetthenet
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I add some Viginia ham too, in addition to everything listed.





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Neauxla
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Can someone give me a recipe?

I've never had mirliton anything and was thinking about picking some up and making something for the family dinner.






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Tommy Patel
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this is one of the 1st mirliton recipes, I intro duced the kids to it with this dish.
Mirliton Casserole



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d6k
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Cayenne pepper





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GeauxldMember
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Shopping List:

12 Mirlitons
2 Large Onions
1 Bell Pepper
3 Stalks Celery
Garlic to taste
2-3 lbs. Peeled Shrimp
Bay leaf
Parsley
Powdered Thyme
Butter
2 Lemons
Bread Crumbs (I use coarse french bread, but my mother uses Italian seasoned and it's very good)
Parmagiano-Reggiano

Boil your mirlitons until they're fork tender, halve, then let to cool and drain (reserve some of the liquid).

Sweat your trinity and 1-2 bay leaves in butter, being careful not to scorch. Add garlic and seasoned (I use SYM) shrimp. I also squeeze in half a lemon, then finish with a punch of parsley... Leave the shrimp a bit undercooked, as you will bake this dish later.

Pit the mirlitons and scoop out of the outer skin with a tablespoon. Add mirliton to large bowl and mix in shrimp mixture. Add bread crumbs to the appropriate consistency (you can always add some of the liquid you reserved, if need be). Mix/mash a bit, and add thyme (powdered thyme is super potent so use sparingly) and season to taste.

Add contents into casserole pan, smooth out, and top with fine breadcrumbs, Parmeggiano-Reggiano, thin-sliced lemon, and several pats of butter. Bake at 350 until it browns and sets.

If you make it, let us know how you like it!






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Google Besh's shrimp and crab mirliton dressing. I posted it here a few times in the last week. It's very good.





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GeauxldMember
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I remember seeing this last year and thinking the addition of crab would be nice... It's a pretty similar recipe to mine as it is, other than the crab, sage, and rosemary. I may have to give this a whirl.





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I know I didn't use the sage because I'm not fond of it.





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Kajungee
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quote:

Can someone give me a recipe?


My Mom's recipe is in the TD recipe book for download above..

Ate so many when I was a kid I thought I would turn into a Mirliton.

Dad use to grow them by the hundreds and I have had them any way you can imagine..


Try frying them like French Fry's sometime. Aint half bad..

Anyone who has peeled one before knows they have more starch than a potato.






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Cuvee had a wonderful app that was a mirliton napoleon which fried mirliton layers which had a sort of shrimp remoulaude between them. It was somewhat like the fried green tomato apps out there, but much better.





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tigeryat
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Usually shrimp and crab. I use John Folse's recipe in Hooks Lies and Alibi's.

I stuffed some a few weeks back with ground pork and some diced Andouille. Good Stuff.

Fresh Pickens had some local mirliton's last week, they are much better than the Costa Rican imported variety commonly seen in the stores. The local crop is in season right now, search them out.






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Kajungee
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quote:

Cuvee had a wonderful app that was a mirliton napoleon which fried mirliton layers which had a sort of shrimp remoulaude between them



Sounds good.

Mom used to put up jars and jars of Pickled Mirliton.. I loved um, but there is nothing in the world stranger than peeling and slicing a few dozen Mirliton ..Gives a new meaning to the word Starch.






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Yes, it does.





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