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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2008




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

100 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 17.1g 6% DV; dietary fiber 2.5g 10% DV; sugars 6.3g; fat 3.5g 5% DV; saturated fat 0.6g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 898.9IU 18% DV; vitamin c 26.2mg 44% DV; folate 46.8mcg 12% DV; calcium 14.1mg 1% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 34.1mg 12% DV; potassium 317.1mg 9% DV; sodium 208.4mg 8% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 14% DV.