Saturday, June 11, 2011

Maque Choux

This is a dish I remember my mom cooking whenever fresh corn became available.  Now I am finally finding fresh corn, so I can satisfy my craving.  Maque choux (pronounced literally "mock shoe,") is a traditional side dish in southern Louisiana.  The name is said to be a cajun french translation of the native american indian name.  Some people put bell pepper in along with the corn, tomatoes and onions, I didn't have any on hand, so just went with this.  As well, I have never made this dish with canned corn nor does my mom, so you shouldn't either, because well, it won't be as good and because I said so.

Corn cut from the cob, the term for this task is "milking"

Really you only need one tomato for about every 4-5 ears of corn you cook

Saute half an onion chopped

After onion cooks add diced tomatoes and corn

I like to season heavily with cayenne pepper (cajun cooking staple) and salt

This is a side dish, but I like to eat it with white rice as a meal

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