This version of maque choux (pronounced’mock shoe’) a spicy southern Louisiana side dish, contains smokedbacon, corn, onion, red bell pepper, garlic, tomato and Cajunseasoning.
Recipe: Maque Choux
6 strips thick-sliced smoked bacon
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
4 cups thawed frozen corn kernels
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 1/2 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning (recipe follows)
2 large ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
Salt to taste
Makes 6 servings.
Cajun Seasoning:Combine 2 tablespoons paprika, 1 tablespoon each dried thymeand basil, 1 teaspoon each garlic powder and onion powder, 1/2teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, and 1/8 to 1/4 teaspooncayenne pepper. Save leftovers in a covered jar and use to seasonother dishes such as chicken, pork or fish.
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