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Maque Choux Recipe

Maque Choux

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes

This traditional Native American dish is very popular in Cajun country (and pronounced 'mock SHOE'), and simple enough for everyday meals. Fresh corn is the usual for the 'milk' leached from the kernels, but frozen will do in a pinch.

by Anne Coleman

What you'll need

  • 3 ears fresh corn
  • 1 cup seeded and diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup diced peppers - red, yellow and green
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 3 cloves garlic - minced
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons light cream
  • 2 tablespoons light cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Notes:

Serves 4

How to make it

  1. Strip corn kernels from cobs and set aside.
  2. Heat butter in a medium skillet. Add onion, peppers, corn, and celery. Cook for 10 minutes, or until onions begin to soften.
  3. Add tomatoes, thyme, cream and salt. Stir and cook for 5 minutes longer. Serve hot.

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