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tina's cream of mirliton and shrimp soup

Recipe by
Tina Swain
Beaver Dam, WI

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.

yield 6 serving(s)
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For tina's cream of mirliton and shrimp soup

  • 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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