Saturday, February 28, 2015

Maque Choux - Cajun

Total Time: 45 mins Preparation Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 30 mins


  • Servings: 8
  • 8 ounces bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons creole seasoning or 2 teaspoons emeril's original essence
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 lbs okra, trimmed and cut crosswise into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste (use less (or more)
  • 2 cups corn kernels (cut from 3-4 ears of corn)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 cups ripe tomatoes, chopped or 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1 heat a large, heavy pot over medium heat. add the bacon and cook it until it is browned up and crispy, approximately 8 minutes. transfer the bacon, with a slotted spoon, to a paper towel lined plate so it can drain.
  • 2 add butter and onions to the pot and cook until soft, approximately 5 minutes. add the creole seasoning and garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. increase the heat to med-high and then add the okra, bay leaf, thyme, black pepper and cayenne. stir to combine. cook, stirring frequently, until the okra is crisp tender, approximately 5 minutes. add the corn and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes. add the chicken stock and cook for 7-8 minutes, stirring once and a while. add the tomatoes and cook for 2 more minutes. last, add the salt and reserved bacon, stir to combine and serve!

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