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




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

about 2/3 cup
100 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 17.1g; dietary fiber 2.5g; sugars 6.3g; fat 3.5g; saturated fat 0.6g; vitamin a iu 898.9IU; vitamin c 26.2mg; folate 46.8mcg; calcium 14.1mg; iron 0.7mg; magnesium 34.1mg; potassium 317.1mg; sodium 208.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 starch, 1 fat