Recipe

Spicy Shrimp Stuffed Mirliton

Ingredients

  • 3 mirlitons, boiled, cut in half and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons minced shallots
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined and each cut into 3 pieces
  • 1/2 cup dried fine bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus 2 tablespoons for garnish
  • Salt and cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • Essence

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Scoop out the pulp of the mirlitons, leaving a 1/4-inch shell. Reserve the pulp. In a sauté pan, heat the olive oil. Sauté the onions, peppers, celery, and shallots for about 5 minutes, or until they are wilted and golden. Season with salt and cayenne. Add the garlic, shrimp and reserved pulp. Sauté the mixture for 5 minutes. Stir in the bread crumbs, cheese, and parsley. Remove from the heat. Fill each mirliton shell with the mixture. Bake for 1 hour. Place the stuffed mirlitons on a platter. Garnish with chives, cheese, and Essence.
  • Yields: 6 servings