Stuffed mirlitons

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
9½ ounce Tuna fish, drained
3 \N Mirlitons
1 \N Onion, chopped
2 \N Cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon Margarine, pareve
¼ cup Parsley, chopped
¼ cup Chopped celery
¼ cup Chopped green pepper
1 \N Shallot, chopped
½ teaspoon Thyme
1 \N Bay leaf,minced
¾ cup Bread crumbs
\N \N Salt & Pepper to taste
\N \N Paprika (opt)

Boil mirlitons in water until tender. Remove and cool, then cut in half. Scoop out (careful not to damage shells!!) and mash pulp.

Brown onions and garlic in margarine. Add parsley, celery, shallots, green pepper, thyme, and bay leaf. Add bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and pulp. Mix well. Fry about 5 to 10 minutes, stirring often. Add tuna, mix well, and fry additional 5 min.

Fill mirliton shells with stuffing. Place additional bread crumbs on top and sprinkle with paprika. Dot each shell with margarine. Bake for abt. 15 min. in 350 F. oven until golden brown on top.

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