Maque Choux is a creamy, spicy Cajun side dish made of corn, onions, red and green bell peppers, garlic, heavy cream, and Cajun spices. It is perfect for Mardi Gras or any time of year.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 package 12 ounces frozen corn
- 1/2 sweet onion chopped
- 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- Salt and freshly-ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half
- pinch of cayenne optional
In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat, add oil, onions and bell peppers.
Cook until onion is clear. Stir in garlic and cook for about 1 minute.
Add in corn. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and cayenne, if desired. Cook 1 to 2 minutes.
Pour in cream or half and half, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until cream reduces and slightly thickens, about 5 minutes.
Pour into a serving dish. Garnish with red and green bell peppers and onions.
Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 960IU | Vitamin C: 33.6mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.3mg