New Orleans Stuffed Mirlitons – Simplified Keto Stuffed Chayote | Keto Recipe

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This keto recipe, New Orleans Stuffed Mirlitons, also called Stuffed Chayote, is an easy keto recipe that uses chayote squash, shrimp and ham. This keto stuffed chayote recipe has been adapted from Charlie Andrews’ version (link below), to be a keto, grain and gluten free version of one of New Orleans’ most popular recipes, especially made during the holidays. However, the chayote squash, which is a fruit native to Mexico, is also very popular in the southern states such as Louisiana where it is called a mirliton. Other names for chayote squash are christophene or christophine, cho-cho, mirliton or merleton, chuchu, cidra, guatila, centinarja, pipinola, pear squash, vegetable pear, chouchoute, choko, güisquil, labu siam, ishkus or chowchow, pataste, or tayota. WOW, so many names! But a chayote by any other name is great to cook with, because of its light taste, and that it takes on the flavour of the other ingredients you are using in your keto recipe. Chayote is versatile and sautéed chayote is a great side dish that complements just about any main protein.
Nutritionally, chayote squash is a wonderful, low carb, keto, diabetic diet, Banting diet ingredient because it is low calorie, low carb and high in fiber. Chayote is also high in vitamins C, B9 (folate) & B6, vitamin K, and high in minerals such as manganese, copper, zinc, potassium and magnesium.
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  1. I made this recipe last week actually it was kind of a combination of yours and Charlie's. The only thing I thought I would do next time is use the already cooked shrimp and instead of the bread crumbs I probably wouldn't use the things you used some of that stuff is expensive but to use regular stuffing like for a turkey. I think that would really taste good and or use chicken instead of ham. There is a lot of variations to this recipe if you wanted to try. But that mirliton is very good. Thank you for the recipe and the video to explain how to pull it all together good video thank you very much.

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