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#1 highchef

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

Does anyone know about this? It is the size of a small watermelon, but related to a mirliton. Bake? Stuff ?

#2 HungryC

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:31 AM

Did you buy it in an Asian market? That's the only place I've seen it, aka winter melon. There are some typically Chinese preparations, including soup. Don't know of any particular LA uses....how will you cook it?

#3 SylviaLovegren

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:16 AM

The recipes I've seen are all for soups, stews or soupy braises.

#4 highchef

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:47 AM

It was a gift from a client. I'll look up winter melon and see if that's what it is...I'll post a pic in a bit, maybe someone will have an idea why a mirliton relative has an Asian cousin?

#5 HungryC

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:50 AM

It was a gift from a client. I'll look up winter melon and see if that's what it is...I'll post a pic in a bit, maybe someone will have an idea why a mirliton relative has an Asian cousin?

Botanically speaking, they're not especially close....

#6 highchef

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

The giver was perhaps referring to how it's used...like we use a mirliton, as a base in dishes that showcase something else (seafood)...or scooped and re stuffed after being sautéed with trinity and anything you want, from sausage to crawfish. Perhaps that s how dh got the idea they were related? I saw a recipe for an Asian pastry, may investigate that! Thanks!