Saturday, August 09, 2008

Got Corn? Make Macque Choux!

Looking for something to do with abundant crop of corn and tomatoes in the Summer? Look no further. Macque Choux (pronounced “mock shoe”) is a Cajun corn and vegetable sauté. It's refreshing, sweet with a cajun kick. I served with Mushroom and Herbs Coscous and Grilled Sirloin.

Macque Choux (adapted from

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 ears corn, kernels cut from cob
1/4 cup water
2 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
3 scallions, sliced
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until starting to soften, about 2 minutes. Add 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.


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