Corn Maque Choux
6 ears fresh sweet corn, scraped off the cob
1 cup fresh tomatoes, diced
1 onion, finely chopped
1 bell pepper, finely chopped
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbs. fresh basil, finely chopped
1/3 cup olive oil
Mix all ingredients in large bowl, except olive oil. Heat olive oil in large, heavy skillet. When oil is hot, add seasoned vegetable mixture, stir and lower heat. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. This savory dish is dynamite!
Cajun Grilled Veggie Kabobs w/ Sugar Cane Vinaigrette
2 green bell peppers, cut in half, then into quarters
1 large eggplant, cut in half, then cut into eighths
2 zucchini squash, cut into thick slices
2 yellow squash, cut into thick slices
2 red onions, peeled, cut into halves, then into quarters
1 carton cherry tomatoes
1 tsp. salt
1 tbs. Tony's Spices and Herbs seasoning
or 1 tbs. Cajun seasoning
Place all ingredients on large cookie sheets and season on both sises. Arrange veggies on skewers, alternating each. Drizzle with sugar cane vinaigrette, wrap with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour. Place veggie skewers on grill pan and grill on top rack, for 10 minutes on each side, basting often with vinaigrette. Serve with grilled seafood or chicken. Fabulous!
Sugar Cane Vinaigrette
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup cane syrup
1/4 cup Creole mustard
1 tsp. crushed garlic
1 cup olive oil
Combine all ingredients and mix well. This is divine and is also a wonderful salad dressing.
What is your favorite summer side dish?
Hope that ya'll have a fun weekend!!! Let the Good Times Roll, cher!