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Stuffed Mirliton

I know outside of Louisiana the name mirliton is foreign but you may know it by its other name chayote. A chayote is popular in Mexican cooking since it’s just another member of the squash family. This squash is creamy and a neutral base for any flavor profile you add to it.
Author: Kenneth



  • 6 mirliton/chayote
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons creole seasoning
  • 1 cup panko or plain bread crumbs
  • ½ bunch parsley chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon


Preheat oven to 375 F.
You can add shrimp or crab to this dish just add when you add the mirliton.