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Maque Choux with Shrimp Recipe

Maque Choux with Shrimp Recipe
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    Main Dish

  • Cusine



2 slices bacon, chopped

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 medium shallot, finely chopped

1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, finely chopped

1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped

5 small okra, stemmed, thinly sliced

10 ounces frozen corn

4 scallions, white parts discarded, green parts thinly sliced

Kosher salt and black pepper

8 ounces medium shrimp, peeled, tails left on

2 tablespoons olive oil


Add bacon to heavy-bottomed 12-inch stainless steel skillet set over medium-high. Cook until crisp, stirring often with a wooden spoon, about seven minutes. Turn off heat. Remove bacon with slotted spoon, leaving as much fat in the skillet as possible. Set bacon aside. Add one tablespoon butter to skillet. Return heat to medium-high and add garlic, shallots, peppers, and jalapenos. Cook until shallots are lightly browned, about five minutes. Turn heat to high and add okra and corn. Cook, stirring often, until corn is lightly browned, about six minutes. Turn off heat, add butter and scallions, and stir well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. Meanwhile, place top oven rack about eight inches from boiler. Preheat broiler to high. Toss shrimp with oil and pinch of salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on an aluminum foiled-lined baking sheet. Place underneath broiler and cook for three to four minutes total. Flip halfway through with pair of tongs. Shrimp should be pink. Serve shrimp on top of maque choux. Garnish with bacon.