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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Boil mirlitons in lightly salted water until meat is tender enough to scoop form the shells. Once tender, remove and cool under tap water. Using a metal spoon, remove seeds from the center of the mirlitons and gently scoop all meat out of the shells. Reserve meat and save shells for stuffing later. In a four quart sauce pot, melt butter over medium high heat. Sauté onions, celery, bell pepper, green onions, garlic and diced ham, season with creole seasoning. Cook approximately fifteen minutes or until vegetables are wilted. Add chicken stock as needed should vegetable mixture become too dry during cooking. Add mirliton meat and shrimp, and continue cooking approximately 25-30 minutes or until mixture is well incorporated. Remove from heat and season to taste using salt, cracked black pepper and parsley. Sprinkle in seasoned bread crumbs to absorb any excess liquid. Stuff mirliton mixture into the shells, dividing equally into six portions. Place stuffed mirlitons on a baking pan and top with one pat of chipped butter and remaining bread crumbs. Bake until golden brown. I am providing a picture of a stuffed mirliton so you can see what they look like after they are stuffed; however, I will provide a picture of my own stuffed mirliton, next time I prepare them. :o)
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  • betty_boop 9 years ago
    Being from the south I know the sound of saying is a great post..I will have to try this..Thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    I love mirlitons and your stuffing sounds heavenly, Judy! Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This looks and sounds fantastic! I love the stuffing here, and thanks for all the info on mirlitons!
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  • linda2230 9 years ago
    Thank you, I really hope you enjoy preparing them! Judy
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Fantastic post my friend. Love merlitons though I don't eat them often. You have my 5.
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  • tillia 9 years ago
    Okay..I'll bite..What does a mirliton taste like? The whole thing sounds like a stuffed pepper or tomato.
    The stuffing combo sounds wonderful!
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