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Austin Leslie's Mirliton Gumbo
Recipe source: Judy Walker, NOLA.com Food Editor
Featured in "Cooking up a Storm" cookbook

6 mirlitons
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, plus an extra pinch
2 bay leaves
Salt and black pepper
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1 medium onion, diced
1 rib celery, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
5 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped, plus extra for garnish
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 pound ham, chopped
1/2 pound hot smoked sausage, such as andouille, cut into slices
1/2 pound hot fresh smoked sausage, cut into slices
1/2 pound small to medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
4 gumbo crabs, cleaned, cut in halves or quarters
1 teaspoon file powder
Pinch garlic powder
Hot cooked rice for serving

Peel mirlitons unless skin is soft, in which case you can leave it on. Dice mirlitons into 1-inch cubes and transfer to a large pot. Cover with water and add 1/4 teaspoon thyme, bay leaves and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer and simmer 30 minutes. Remove the mirlitons with a slotted spoon and save the broth.

In a 4-quart pot, melt margarine or butter and sauté onion, celery, bell pepper and parsley. Add flour to make a roux, stirring constantly, and simmer slowly for about 10 minutes. Add mirliton broth and about 4 cups water. Bring to a simmer.

Add ham to the pot and simmer 5 minutes. Add smoked sausage and cook 5 minutes. Add pork sausage and cook another 5 minutes. Add shrimp, crabs, file, a pinch of thyme and garlic powder. Simmer over medium heat 30 minutes.

Add the diced mirlitons when you are ready to serve, and simmer until heated through. Remove bay leaves. Serve in bowls with cooked rice on top, garnished with parsley.

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