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Merliton Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Chuck Warr - GAME
Added: Monday, January 15, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
6 merliton (aka chayote).
1 lb. ham and/or 1 lb. shrimp
1 med. onion
1 large toe garlic
2 T. parsley
1 tsp. thyme
1 c. breadcrumbs
2 T. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 to 1 ½ c. shredded Parmesan Cheese

Directions:
Directions:
Boil merliton until tender (45 minutes to 1 hour). Let cool, remove seeds, and peel. Chop onion and garlic, thyme, and parsley, and sauté with olive oil (can microwave for 4 minutes on high in casserole dish). Get a large casserole dish, cube merliton and add to casserole. Add cubed ham to casserole. If using shrimp, boil shrimp and add to casserole (cut larger shrimp). Add breadcrumbs to casserole. Mix everything together well. Cover top of Merliton mixture with Parmesan cheese. Cover tightly with aluminum foil bake for 60 minutes at 250ºF.

 

 

 

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