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Maque Choux

Maque Choux
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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.

Prep: 25 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 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
  • medium tomato, chopped
  • scallions, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    finely chopped fresh thyme, or 1/4 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    cayenne pepper, or to taste
  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.


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

Makes: 6 servings, about 2/3 cup each
  • Calories105
  • Fat3 g
    • Saturated fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 g
  • Carbohydrates18 g
    • Dietary fiber3 g
  • Protein3 g
  • Sodium209 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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