Cream of Mirliton & Crawfish Soup

Rena Daniel

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@rena1953

Mirliton is also known as Chayote squash, allegator pear, or vegetable pear.

I got this recipe from my daughter-in-law's, Aunt Jill. She had fixed it as her contribution to Thanksgiving dinner.

Being a novice when it comes to cooking...I just knew I'd mess up this awesome dish. BUT...it's so simple that even I couldn't mess it up :)

When my friends tasted this, they said "Rena, I thought you said you couldn't cook. This is delicious!!"


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Serves:

3-4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

3
mirlitons (chayote squash)
1 stick
butter or margarine
4 sprig(s)
green onions, chopped
2 clove
garlic, minced
2
ribs celery, minced
1
bay leaf
3-4 c
swanson's chicken broth
1 lb
crawfish tails, defrosted (can find at wal-mart in frozen seafood section)
1 c
half and half
salt to taste
white pepper to taste
cajun seasoning (tony chachere) to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Peel mirlitons like you would peel a potato. Cut in half and remove the seed pod.
2
Slice into 1 inch cubes. Put into microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 12 to 15 minutes or until soft.
3
Puree in blender or food processor
4
Melt butter or margarine in a soup pot and saute all vegetables until soft. Add bay leaf and mirliton puree, cooking until most of the liquid evaporates.
5
Add 3 to 4 cups chicken broth, season to taste with salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning (Tony Chachere). Cover and cook on med heat for 45 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
6
Remove bay leaf, add crawfish tails and half and half. Simmer for 5 mins and serve. Hope you enjoy as much and my friends and family have.
7
***If you have plenty to feed, double the recipe.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups