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The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1998

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Chayote, a vine-grown gourd related to the squash, is now available in Britain. It is called mirliton in Louisiana, choko in Australia and vegetable pear and pear squash elsewhere. It comes in dark green spiny varieties and, more commonly, in a paler smooth-skinned form. They are usually peeled, halved and deseeded before cooking, which may be boiling, frying, or stuffing and baking. Boiling is the least successful approach, leaving them watery. In the following recipe, which goes well with