Stuffed Mirlitons

Course : Vegetables
Serves: 4
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4 large mirlitons (also called vegetable pears)
2 Large onions -- chopped (2 to 3)
2 Cloves garlic -- chopped (or to taste)
1/2 Pound peeled shrimp and freshly ground beef.
3 Tablespoons butter.
1 cup bread crumbs.
1 teaspoon salt to taste
1 teaspoon black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste.
1/4 Cup chopped parsley.

Preparation / Directions:

1. Boil mirlitons in salted water until tender. Drain, cut in half and remove the seeds. Scoop out the pulp and leave a 1/4 inch thick shell to hold the stuffing. 2. Saute onions, garlic and beef about ten minutes. 3. Add bread crumbs, mirliton pulp, salt, black pepper,and parsley. Cook for about 5 minutes. 4. Fill mixture into mirliton shells and sprinkle the top with buttered bread crumbs and bake in 375 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes. To wrap up our Cajun Cookin' menu I offer a recipe that isn't Cajun at all, but it's definitely from New Orleans. Close enough? The name supposedly comes for the name of the bread in some Italian dialect, and it's really nothing more than a hero sandwich. What makes it stand out from the rest of the world's hero sandwiches is the olive salad, and what a difference it makes. You may find yourself putting it on all your cold-cuts fr


Nutritional Information:

93 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (3% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 21g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 8mg Sodium

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