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Crawfish-Stuffed Mirlitons

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro and Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 mirliton half)

Ingredients

  • 4 mirlitons
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 1/4 cups cooked crawfish tail meat (about 14 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Nutrition Information

  • calories 124
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • fat 3.3 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 12.3 g
  • carbohydrate 11.6 g
  • fiber 2.3 g
  • cholesterol 106 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 433 mg
  • calcium 78 mg

How to Make It

  1. Pierce mirlitons with a fork. Place in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool. Cut mirlitons in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-inch-thick shell. Chop pulp; place in a large bowl.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°.

  3. Melt butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 6 minutes or until onion is tender. Add onion mixture, crawfish, and remaining ingredients to chopped pulp; stir to combine.

  4. Spoon about 1/2 cup crawfish mixture into each shell; place stuffed mirlitons on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until crawfish mixture is thoroughly heated and golden.