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cream of mirliton & crawfish soup

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Rena Daniel
New Orleans, LA

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.'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!!"

(1 rating)
yield 3 -4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For cream of mirliton & crawfish soup

  • 3
    mirlitons (chayote squash)
  • 1 stick
    butter or margarine
  • 4 sprig
    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

How To Make cream of mirliton & crawfish soup

  • 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.

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