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Maque Choux

Yield:  8 servings

Total time:  About 30 minutes





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2 slices of bacon, diced

1 T European unsalted butter

4 ears of corn, kernels removed (scrape cobs to collect the juice as well)

1/2 C diced red bell pepper

1/2 C diced yellow onion

1 clove of garlic, minced or pressed

1/2 C diced tomatoes

1/2 C chicken broth

1 tsp Kosher salt

hot sauce to taste

freshly ground black pepper to taste


1  Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.

2  Add the bacon and sauté for about 5 minutes, then add the butter.

3  Once the butter has melted, stir in the onions and peppers. Sauté for about 8 minutes or until the onions have softened. Stir in the corn and garlic, and sauté for about 2 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes.

4  Pour in the chicken broth, increase the temperature to high and bring to a boil.

5  Once the liquid has been brought to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the corn is tender.

6  Remove the lid and stir in the salt, hot sauce, and black pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Remove from heat and serve.


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