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Shrimp or Sausage Stuffed Mirlitons

Shrimp or Sausage Stuffed Mirlitons Recipe. You can use your choice of shrimp or sausage in this recipe. Mirlitons are also known as a vegetable pear, and are common in Cajun country.

Shrimp or Sausage Stuffed Mirlitons Recipe. You can use your choice of shrimp or sausage in this recipe. Mirlitons are also known as a vegetable pear, and are common in Cajun country.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. Sauté the onion and celery in oil until tender in a medium skillet.
  3. Add the mashed mirlitons, cooked shrimp (or sausage), 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs, seasoned salt and cayenne pepper. Fill Shells.
  4. Cover with breadcrumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until browned.

Yield : 8 Servings : 8 Prep Time : 40m Cook Time : 30m Ready In : 1:10 h

Recipe courtesy of Real Cajun Recipes. Used with permission.

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