New Orleans Stuffed Mirliton

Prep Time

60 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Servings

6-8 people

Filled to the brim with seafood, meat, and vegetables, @flychefaldenb takes these New Orleans Stuffed Mirlitons to the next level. Perfect as an appetizer, these will be a hit at your next dinner party.

Ingredients

  • 4 Mirliton

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 onion (diced)

  • 1 celery stalk (chopped)

  • 1/2 green bell pepper (diced)

  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste or 2 cloves garlic (minced)

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • 8 ounces diced ham

  • 1 pound shrimp (peeled and deveined)

  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs (add more as needed)

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

  • Pinch of Tony’s Supreme Creole Crab Boil

  • 1 teaspoon Tony’s Spices N’ Herbs

  • Clear

Directions

  1. Slice the mirlitons in half lengthwise and remove the seed.
  2. In a large pot, add about 3 inches of water and bring it to a boil. Add in mirlitons and reduce the meat to low. Let simmer for 45 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Remove the mirlitons from the pot and let cool. Once cool enough to handle, scoop out the insides and add to a mesh strainer.
  5. Mash the pulp to remove any extra water. Place to the side.
  6. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter and add onions, celery, and bell peppers. Sauté for 5 minutes or until tender.
  7. Add in all remaining ingredients and stir until well combined. If the stuffing is too loose, add more breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired texture.
  8. Evenly distribute the stuffing into each of the mirliton peels.
  9. Top with breadcrumbs and melted butter. Bake for 30 minutes.
  10. Remove, let cool for 5 minutes and enjoy!

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