Cajun-Style Corn with Crayfish

Cajun-Style Corn with Crayfish

Cajun-Style Corn with Crayfish

This dish is an old Southern favorite known as "maque choux" in South Louisiana. If crayfish are not readily available in your area, use shrimp instead. Or, leave out the seafood entirely and enjoy a deliciously different side dish.


Makes 6 servings


6 ears of corn
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
3/4 pound crayfish tail meat


  1. Cut corn from cobs in two or three layers so that kernels are not left whole. Scrape cobs to remove remaining juice and pulp.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and bell peppers; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add corn, water, salt, black pepper and ground red pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Add crayfish; return mixture to a simmer. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or just until crayfish turn opaque. Garnish, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Calories 262
Calories from Fat 15 %
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 125 mg
Carbohydrate 38 g
Fiber 5 g
Protein 22 g
Sodium 631 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 2
Vegetable 1/2



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