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MIRLITON (MIRLETON) VEGETABLE PEAR CASSEROLE - REALCAJUNREC…



Mirliton (Mirleton) Vegetable Pear Casserole - RealCajunRec… image

The vegetable used to make this dish has several spellings and wordings. They are as seen above: Mirleton - Mirliton - Vegetable Pear - Chayote The chayote is a more or less pear-shaped member of the gourd family. Several varieties of chayote exist, but the commonly available one has thick apple-green skin and generally weighs 1/2 to 1 pound. Its crisp flesh is mild in flavor, falling somewhere between cucumber and summer squash. Though the chayote can be prepared many ways, it is always cooked, never eaten raw. The chayote can be steamed or boiled. It can also be sliced or diced and it can be sautéed or roasted or pickled (see the recipe on site).

Provided by Mawmaw

Total Time 00:01:00

Prep Time 00:00:30

Cook Time 00:00:30

Yield 6

Number Of Ingredients 12

5 - 6 mirlitons, parboiled until barely tender
1 medium onions chopped
1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork, pork sausage or Jimmy Dean sausage
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper, optional
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
2 tbsp roux for flavor
2 tbsp oil or butter for browning
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese

Steps:

  • Peel, slice and parboil the mirliton until barely tender.
  • In a separate pan, brown the beef and pork in the oil. Add and sauté the onion, bell pepper and celery until tender. Drain any excess oil.
  • Mix and heat through the rest of the seasonings and the optional roux to the mixture. Do not add the cheese yet.
  • In a greased casserole dish, put one layer of sliced mirlitons and one layer of ground meat mixture until the casserole is filled.
  • Sprinkle the sharp cheddar cheese on top of the casserole. Bake in a 350 degree oven 25 minutes or until the cheese melts and the entire dish is heated through.

STUFFED MIRLITONS (VEGETABLE PEAR) - REALCAJUNRECIPES.COM



Stuffed Mirlitons (Vegetable Pear) - RealCajunRecipes.com image

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.

Provided by Mawmaw

Total Time 00:01:10

Prep Time 00:00:40

Cook Time 00:00:30

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 9

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

Steps:

  • 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.This dish freezes well. Also, it can be served as a side or main dish.

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