Tuesday, July 27, 2010

RECIPE: Cajun Corn (aka Maque Choux) + Flounder

Photos (Lexi Van de Walle): Mache Choux and flounder, in the pan - maque choux, summer veggies, Lighthearted Locavore home grown tomatoes.

Pronounced "Mock Shoe", Maque Choux is a wonderful Cajun corn dish inspired by Native American recipe. It's even better when made with in season and local ingredients.

1 1/2 T local butter or olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
2 t Creole Spice Mix
6 ears of corn removed from the husk
1 large or 2 medium tomatoes
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup heavy cream

Melt the butter (heat the oil) in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, Creole Spice Mix, and salt, and cook, stirring, until onions are soft (approximately 10 minutes). Toss in the corn and tomatoes and cook until heated through (about 4 minutes). Add the salt, cream and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

Serve as a side dish or over flounder, summer fluke or other flaky fish. Click here for the recipe.

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