Melody's Corn Maque Choux Recipe: A Classic Louisiana Dish Bursting with Flavor

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Melody's Corn Maque Choux Recipe: A Classic Louisiana Dish Bursting with Flavor
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on October 31, 2023

Melody's Corn Maque Choux is a classic Louisiana dish that combines sweet corn, bell peppers, onions, and spices to create a flavorful side dish or main course. This dish is easy to prepare and bursting with Southern charm. With a touch of heat from cayenne pepper and a hint of sweetness from corn, this recipe is the perfect balance of flavors. Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue or looking for a delicious comfort food, Melody's Corn Maque Choux is sure to impress.


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the diced bell pepper and onion to the skillet and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Stir in the corn kernels, cayenne pepper, and sugar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and cover the skillet. Allow the mixture to simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove the lid and increase the heat to medium-high. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the corn is slightly caramelized.
  7. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.
  8. Serve hot as a side dish or as a main course with crusty bread or rice.

Interesting Facts

  • Maque Choux is a traditional Cajun and Creole dish
  • The name 'Maque Choux' is derived from the Native American name for corn
  • Louisiana is known for its rich culinary heritage, and this dish is a staple in the region