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Shrimp and Sweet Corn Maque Choux

Shrimp and Sweet Corn Maque Choux

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A spicy Southern dish, Shrimp & Sweet Corn Maque Choux is satisfying and ready in under 30 minutes. This is my recreation of the Emeril Lagasse dish we had his restaurant, NOLA, in New Orleans. Fresh vegetables are the key to this recipe, which cook quickly and retain their bright, crisp flavors.

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  • Calories:
  • 358 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.4g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 32.9 g
  • 66%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 304 mg
  • 101%
  • Sodium:
  • 984 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallot, red and green peppers, and green onion. Season with salt and pepper, and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add zucchini, sweet corn, water and 2 teaspoons Cajun or creole seasoning to the skillet. Cook until zucchini is tender, about 2 minutes. Add half and half, and stir. Turn off heat.
  3. Meanwhile, season shrimp with remaining 2 teaspoons Cajun or creole seasoning. Melt butter in a separate skillet and cook shrimp in four batches, about 2 minutes on each side, or until curled, pink and cooked all the way through. Do not overcook.
  4. Divide corn mixture between four plates. Top each plate with 5 cooked shrimp, and serve immediately.
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Beth Field
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Beth Field

4/29/2012

This recipe isn't a true roux, IMHO, because the half and half is added too late in the recipe for it to thicken, and next time I would leave it out. This tasted really fresh and delicious and would be great over rice or couscous.

KGora
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KGora

4/22/2012

This was delicious. I did make a couple small changes. I mix my own Creole seasoning so I can adjust the heat to our taste and I didn't have zucchini on hand like I thought I did so I just chopped some fresh pea pods and added them for color. Loved the simplicity and it was bursting with flavor!

Baking Nana
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Baking Nana

4/21/2012

This is so delicious and so easy. What a great summer meal.

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