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This side dish is an excellent acccompaniment to any Cajun or Creole entree. Maque Choux usually does not contain okra, that's my little enhancement!
- 6 slices bacon
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno, finely chopped (optional)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups corn kernels, fresh or thawed frozen
- 2 cups sliced okra
- 2 tomatoes, peeled,seeded and chopped
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cajun seasoning or 1⁄2 teaspoon creole seasoning, to taste
- 1 cup chicken broth
- Cook bacon in a frying pan until crisp.
- Drain on paper towels, crumble and set aside.
- Melt butter in the bacon fat over medium heat.
- Add onion, bell pepper, jalapeno and garlic, saute for 5 minutes or until onion has softened.
- Stir in corn, okra, tomatoes, cayenne and cajun seasoning, cook 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add chick broth and bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and cook partially covered for 45 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in crumbled bacon and serve.
This is a great recipe. Left out the okra and used green and red peppers instead and more jalapenos. Super tasty!
Oh my gosh this is SOOO good! My husband wanted a change of pace and has always told me that cajun food is very good, so i tried this recipe and it is wonderful! The instructions were easy to follow, and it was easy to make. I did have to substitute whole okra instead of the sliced, but it was yummy. It is also very pleasing to the eye!