Maque Choux

Maque Choux Recipe
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
There are several theories about the name of this side dish (pronounced "mock shoe"). Some say it's derived from the Native American name for corn.


10 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 104
Caloriesfromfat 19 %
Fat 2.2 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 0.6 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 3.7 g
Carbohydrate 20.3 g
Fiber 3.5 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 258 mg
Calcium 23 mg


1 tablespoon butter
5 cups fresh corn kernels (about 8 ears)
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped poblano pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 tablespoon Cajun Spice Mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth


Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn, onion, and pepper; sauté for 10 minutes or until corn begins to brown. Add tomatoes, Cajun Spice Mix, salt, and broth; cook 20 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, stirring occasionally.