Maque Choux and Skillet Pork Chops

Serve maque choux with skillet pork chops for a robust fall recipe.

Think of the best of the harvest -- sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers and onions -- coming together with butter and seasonings, and you've got maque choux (pronounced "mock shoe").

But aside from its garden-fresh flavor, maque choux is appealing for its versatility.

The only drawback is that it's hard to make a little maque choux for two, if you want to maintain the variety of vegetables that makes the recipe unique. Fortunately leftovers will keep in a covered container in the refrigerator up to three days.

Maque Choux

    Prep Time: 15 minutes

    Cook time: 10 minutes

    Yield: Makes 2 servings

Maque Choux Ingredients

    1 1/2 tablespoons butter, divided

    1 small red onion, chopped

    1 celery rib, trimmed and chopped

    1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped

    1 garlic clove, minced

    1 cup cooked corn kernels (see note)

    1 large tomato, cored and chopped

    1/4 teaspoon dried, crushed thyme

    1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

    1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

    1/4 teaspoon pepper

Maque Choux Recipe Instructions

    Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large skillet. Add onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic and corn.

    Cook over low-medium heat for 5 minutes or until onion is tender.

    Add tomato, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.

    Simmer for 5 minutes or until tomato is pulpy, stirring frequently. Add remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter and melt in.

    Remove from heat.

    Note: Cook 2 ears of corn and scrape off the kernels to yield 1 cup.

Maque Choux Nutrition Facts

Each serving has: 200 calories; 10 grams total fat; 5 grams protein; 29 grams carbohydrates; 31 milligrams cholesterol; 310 milligrams sodium and 5 grams dietary fiber.

Skillet Pork Chops Recipe

    Prep Time: 15 minutes

    Cook time: 20 minutes

    Yield: Makes 2 servings

Skillet Pork Chops Ingredients

    1 tablespoon flour

    1/4 teaspoon paprika

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1/8 teaspoon pepper

    2 (6-ounce) boneless top-loin pork chops, cut about 1 to 1 1/4 inches thick

    1 tablespoon canola oil

    1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

Skillet Pork Chops Recipe Instructions

    Combine flour, paprika, salt and pepper on a plate. Dust pork with flour mixture.

    Heat oil in heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat.

    Arrange pork in skillet. Brown for 3 minutes per side.

    Pour in broth. Reduce heat to low.

    Cover skillet and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, turning pork over after 4 minutes.

    When pork is done, remove from skillet to dinner plates.

    Increase heat to high, scrape up browned bits in skillet with a spoon and reduce broth slightly.

    Pour broth over pork.

Each serving has: 300 calories; 17 grams total fat; 30 grams protein; 27.5 grams carbohydrates; 85 milligrams cholesterol and 490 milligrams sodium.


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