Macque Choux

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Macque 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.

Yield: 6 servings, about 2/3 cup each
Active Time: 25
Total Time: 25

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

Preparation

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 & Notes

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

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 105
fat 3 g (0 g sat, 2 g mono)
cholesterol 0 mg
carbohydrates 18 g
protein 3 g
fiber 3 g
sodium 209 mg
potassium 333 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin C (45% daily value), Vitamin A (18% dv).

Carbohydrate Serving 1

Exchanges 1 starch, 1 fat

From EatingWell July/August 2008