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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2008

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  • 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 Facts

99 calories; 3.5 g total fat; 0.6 g saturated fat; 208 mg sodium. 317 mg potassium; 17.1 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 3 g protein; 899 IU vitamin a iu; 26 mg vitamin c; 47 mcg folate; 14 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 34 mg magnesium;