Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a variation of the traditional dish of Southern Louisiana with Cajun and Native American influences called maque choux (pronounced “mock shoe”) which consists of corn, tomatoes, peppers and onions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine paprika, oregano, onion powder, 1/4 tsp salt and black pepper. Sprinkle pork with spice mixture.
  2. Heat 1 tsp oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium-high, tilting skillet to coat bottom lightly, and cook pork for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until slightly pink in center. Transfer pork to a serving platter; cover to keep warm.
  3. Return skillet to medium-high. Add remaining 2 tsp oil and tilt skillet to coat bottom lightly. Add corn, onion, bell pepper and jalapeno. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until onions are translucent, stirring frequently.
  4. Add tomatoes and cook for 2 more minutes, until tomatoes are just tender. Remove from heat, sprinkle with remaining 1/4 tsp salt, cover and let stand for 2 minutes to allow flavors to meld. Serve vegetable mixture over top of pork.
Most Helpful

Wonderful! I made these when 2 of my grand daughters were visiting and everyone was fighting over the last of the maque choux. Everything was nicely spiced but not too spicy. Thanks for sharing Celticevergreen. Made for ZWT9.

lazyme July 18, 2013