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|