How to Make Shrimp Mirliton Dressing

Posted on November 24th, 2015 by Breaux Mart
Want to know how to make our famous Shrimp Mirliton Dressing? Heeere's the recipe!

Want to know how to make our famous Shrimp Mirliton Dressing? Heeere’s the recipe!


Next to Mardi Gras, the New Orleans’ holiday season is the best time of the year. At Breaux Mart, we’re busy trying to help you make the best holiday meals & plan great parties.

Let us make delicious, homemade holiday favorites for your holiday gathering, order from our holiday catering menu… click Holiday Meals to Geaux menu.

From fried turkeys, to our famous Shrimp Mirliton Dressing, Breaux Mart offers tons of delicious pre-prepared holiday meal options.

In the spirit of the the season, we’ve decided to share our top-secret recipe, utilizing those New Orleans’ holiday staples, the Mirliton Squash.


Watch: “How to make Shrimp Mirliton Dressing”






10 Mirliton Squash

2 pounds shrimp

3 caps Zatarains crab boil

1/2 cup butter

1 onion (chopped) – for creole seasoning

1 cup celery (chopped) – for creole seasoning

2 tablespoons fresh, minced garlic – for creole seasoning

1 tablespoon of seafood base

6 dashes of Tabasco

1.5 tablespoons of Tony Chachere’s seasoning

1.5 pounds Italian Bread Crumbs (plus a few dashes more for sprinkling on top)

2 eggs



Place mirliton in a large pot, covered with water. Bring to a boil. Cook for approximately 45-50 minutes, until tender. Remove from heat, drain, & cool. Peel and seed merlitons. Cut into 1-inch cubes, set aside.

Place shrimp in large pot, and cover with water. Add crab boil. Cook over high heat until the shrimp turn pink (10 minutes or so). Take off heat and allow shrimp to steep in crab boil while preparing next step.

In a clean, heavy pot/pan, melt butter. Add minced garlic, onions, & celery (creole seasoning). Cook until onions are transparent. Add seafood base, mix well.

In large container/bowl, combine cubed mirliton and cooked creole seasoning. Drain shrimp and add. Mix well.

Add breadcrumbs, folding mixture over gently a few times to combine ingredients, do not over mix.

Add Tabasco, mix.

Add eggs, mix.

Add Tony’s seasoning, mix.

Spoon mixture into large baking dish or aluminum casserole pan.

Sprinkle remaining bread crumbs on top.

Bake at 350 degrees, for 30 minutes.


That’s it! 

Just remember… if you don’t have time to do it yourself, Breaux Mart is happy to prepare your Holiday Meal to Geaux. Just give one of our 5 New Orleans Metro area stores a call… click here for the list!

From your friends at Breaux Mart, happy Thanksgiving, and happy holidays to you and your family!


A sample cup of Holiday happiness, shrimp mirliton dressing!

A sample cup of Holiday happiness, shrimp mirliton dressing!


Breaux Mart is family owned grocery store, with several locations in the New Orleans area. Serving Metairie, Uptown New Orleans, River Ridge, Chalmette, and Gretna, Breaux Mart is unique to each location. We get to know our customers and cater to their individual needs, an advantage Breaux Mart has over the big corporate chains. Breaux Mart is proud to have served New Orleans grocery shoppers for over 40 years and counting.

Recipes | November 24th, 2015