Great news! I am sharing another wonderful recipe, Baked Chayote (Mirliton) Stuffed with Crabmeat. Yes! Chayote is back on the menu guys! I have gotten so many emails about chayote that I had to share another wonderful recipe.
This new recipe is made with crabmeat, cheese, herbs and spices and a slight hint of honey. It is very filling, so plan well if you are interested in making it for lunch or dinner.
When making the recipe for Baked Chayote (Mirliton) Stuffed with Crabmeat, I usually buy 2 Chayotes or mirlitons, which gives me a serving of 2 to 4 or 1, half per person or 2 halves per person. If it were 1 half per person, it would be for my honey and myself and leftovers for the next day.
Remember in the first paragraph I mentioned that one stuffed chayote half was very filling, this dish is the perfect one pot meal or one pan meal if that how it can be categorized. You have your veggies and protein in one meal. One cup of chayote (cut 1”) contains about 6 grams of carbohydrates; so eating half may and may not equal to 1 cup depending on the size of the chayote. No matter the size, it is still a great way to eat
One cup of chayote (cut 1”) contains about 6 grams of carbohydrates; so eating half may and may not equal to 1 cup depending on the size of the chayote. No matter the size, it is still a great way to eat healthily.
This Chayote dish is all about the crabmeat, and I mean the real thing. Not the fake stuff, real crabmeat with a soft, delicate, sweet taste. You can either buy jumbo lump or claw meat depending on your preferred choice.
If you buy jumbo lump you will have to break the pieces into smaller sizes and measure accordingly. You can also buy your own fresh crab and remove the meat. That may be a bit too excessive if you are cooking for more than 4 people.
You will have to buy lots of crabs in other to have a good amount of crabmeat to make the dish, but again, removing the meat may be a fun thing to do if you have lots of patience. The packaged crabmeat may be a bit pricey; you will have to figure out the pros and cons when buying fresh crabs (to remove the meat) or packaged crabmeat. Whichever way, the dish will delightful.
Chayote, as you remember from previous recipes posts, is a bit blend in taste. But when fresh spices are added, it becomes a mouthwatering and delicious dish. And when mixed with cheese, herbs and spices and crabmeat it is a mouthwatering and very tasty.
I also make Baked Chayote (Mirliton) Stuffed with Crabmeat with coconut or grapeseed oil for a lighter taste than the live oil. Add a small side salad and you have a wonderful dinner.