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    Maque Choux

    WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

    Total Time: 25 mins

    Maque Choux

    Macque Choux (pronounced “mock shoe”) is a Cajun corn and vegetable sauté. Here we eschew the traditional bacon fat or butter for heart-healthy olive oil. Try it at your next backyard barbecue.

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 4 ears corn, kernels cut from cob (see Tip)
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1 medium tomato, chopped
    • 3 scallions, sliced
    • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme, or 1/4 teaspoon dried
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

    Instructions

    Step 1
    Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until starting to soften, about 2 minutes. Add bell pepper and garlic and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes more. Add corn kernels and water and cook, stirring, until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in tomato, scallions, thyme, paprika, salt and cayenne.

    Tips

    Tip: To remove kernels, stand a cob on its stem end in a bowl and slice them off with a sharp, thin-bladed knife.

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