Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Maque Choux

Adapted from "Cuisine Grilling"

I was always the kid who you had to threaten to get her to eat her veggies. So when I started eating veggies more as an adult(trust me, there's a long way to go) my family nearly passed out from the shock. But in my defense, growing up veggies were out of a can as was. No seasoning, no sauces..really no taste. So, discovering that veggies were not the culinary evil I had always thought was a culinary revelation.

Now, adding a cup of cream and bacon is probably not the healthiest way to eat veggies, but let's remember, at least I'm eating them. And they are yummy.


4 strips thick sliced bacon, diced
3/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup dry sherry
4 cups veggies(I used corn and french cut green beans)
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp tabasco sauce (I skipped this as I had none)
1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions (optional..as in I forgot)

Sautee bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp; pour off all but 1 tbsp drippings. Add bell pepper and onion; cook until soft about 5 minutes.

Deglaze skillet with sherry, simmer until liquid is nearly evaported, scraping up bits from bottom of pan. Stir in veggies, cream and tabasco; simmer until thickened, 3-4 minutes. Season corn with salt and pepper, then stir in scallions. Serves 4.


  1. I never ate veggies as a kid either and now I can't stop. Mostly because my mom never really cooked them very well (sorry mom!). This veggie dish looks great...and if you're going to eat bacon, at least you're eating it with such nutrient rich foods.

  2. Totally understand..my mom was not great with veggies either :)

  3. This sounds amazing. I can't wait to try it! My mom's idea of serving veggies was cut up raw carrots and celery which wasn't bad. Now that I'm the one serving them I love to find veggie recipes that really rock!

  4. Kathleen, this is really good and that's saying a lot from a reformed veggie phobe!

  5. Hey, sometimes it takes cream and bacon to get your vegetables in! This sounds fantastic!

  6. I'm with u on the veggie thing, sista! I've got a long way to go myself, but you're off to a fantastic start with this veggie-centric dish :)