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Monday, March 27, 2006

Maque Choux

Me: "Corey do you want some (Crawfish) Maque Choux??"
Corey: "What's that???"
Me: "It's got corn and crawfish in it (knowing that upon hearing this he wouldn't even dare refuse because he loves both corn and crawfish)"....
Corey: "Corn and Crawfish??? I'm loving Cajun food!!!!"

Maque Choux (Louisiana French)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 sliced onion
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3 large fresh tomatoes, chopped
6 cups fresh corn
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Heat shortening in saucepan. Add onion. Cook slowly until transparent. Add remaining ingredients. Cook covered over moderate flame, stirring frequently. Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Serves 4.


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