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Maque Choux

Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 10 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.