Macque Choux

Macque Choux

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From: EatingWell Magazine July/August 2008

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 6 servings

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  • 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


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  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.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 2/3 cup
  • Per serving: 99 calories; 3 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 17 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 47 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 899 IU vitamin A; 26 mg vitamin C; 14 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 208 mg sodium; 317 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat

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