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Cajun Shrimp Maque Choux

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: cajun, southern
Servings: 4


Maque Choux

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 cups corn, drained if using canned
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 12 large shrimp, cleaned and peeled
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, julienne
  • 1/2 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped for garnish


  • 1.  In a medium pot over medium heat melt 1 tbsp. butter.  Add onion and saute for about 2-3 minutes or until softened.
    2.  Add garlic and saute for about 30 seconds. Stir in corn and cream.
    3.  Season with salt and set side. 
    4.  Season shrimp with Cajun seasoning and garlic.
    5.  Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in large pan over high heat. Place shrimp in pan and sear until just pink, then flip and repeat on other side. 
    6.  Add red pepper and saute, stirring frequently for 2 minutes.
    7.  Add tomato and cook another 2 minutes.  
    8.  Serve shrimp over corn and garnish with cilantro.