Macque Choux (Cajun Stewed Corn)

  • Serves: 6 servings, about 2/3 cup each

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes


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.


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 Cooking 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

Cooking Instructions

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.

Cook's Tip

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

Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
Total Fat
3 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2 g
209 mg
18 g
3 g
3 g
333 mg

Dietary Exchanges

1 starch, 1 fat

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