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Maque Choux

Maque Choux

Sep 2, 2011

Maque Choux

Pronounced “Mock Shoe”.  This is an Acadian and Native American dish from South Louisiana.  It is believed the name comes from the Acadian interpretation of the Caddo Native American name for the dish.  The traditional dish is corn, bell pepper, onion and tomatoes and as with most Cajun recipes, they evolve over time.  We chose to leave out the tomato and add sweet pepper.



2 ears fresh corn

½ red sweet pepper

½ Creole red onion

Clean pepper; cut in long strips.  Roast peppers in greased iron skillet on medium high heat.

Shuck and clean corn; cut kernels from cob.  When peppers are about half done, add corn and continue roasting.  Peppers should be slightly blackened and corn should begin to brown.

Remove corn and peppers from skillet.  Add sliced, rinsed onions to skillet and roast until they begin to caramelize (begin to turn brown).  Add onions to pepper and corn.  Serve as a side.



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