Tina's Cream of Mirliton and Shrimp Soup

Tina's Cream Of Mirliton And Shrimp Soup

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Tina Swain


My sister's friend's mother lived in New Orleans. She agreed to meet us and give us a personal tour of New Orleans right after she got off the local PBS station where she was making this soup as part of a fund raiser. It is as warm and delightful as her Southern Hospitality.


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1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 3 lb
  • 1
    medium onion minced
  • 1 stick
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 4 clove
    garlic divided
  • 1 lb
    small shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 c
    half & half
  • ·
    salt and pepper

How to Make Tina's Cream of Mirliton and Shrimp Soup


  1. Steam mirliton until tender, peel and scrape flesh off pit. Puree until smooth. Reserve
  2. Sauté onion in butter until translucent. Add 3 cloves of minced garlic. Sauté a few more minutes
  3. Add shrimp to onion, sauté 3 minutes. Add 1 minced garlic clove and sauté 1 minute. Add mirliton and Half & Half. Adjust seasonings. Heat until hot. Garnish with minced chives if desired.

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About Tina's Cream of Mirliton and Shrimp Soup

Course/Dish: Fish Soups Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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