Johnny's Corn Macque Choux

Prep Time
Cook Time
Ready In

"Pronounced "Mock Shoe," this Louisiana staple is a Cajun take on the Native American dish succotash. You can make this as a main course by adding in shrimp, scallops or crab. Served in many homes in the south, it is loved by all."

Original recipe yields 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (376.1 g)
  • Calories 843.5
  • Total Fat - 36.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 17.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 113 mg
  • Sodium - 2109.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 112.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 10.4 g
  • Sugars - 31 g
  • Protein - 18.8 g
  • Calcium - 163 mg
  • Iron - 6.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 23.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

In a saucepan, melt butter on low fire. Add the onion, bell pepper and garlic. Saute until onions are clear. Stir often.

Step 2

Add whole-kernel corn, and stir well. Cook corn until tender.

Step 3

Add cream-style corn, jalapeno, tomato, sugar, salt, cayenne, black pepper, and Worcestershire. Stir and simmer for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add whipping cream. Stir and simmer for 2 additional minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 5

Put one-fourth of the mixture in a food processor and puree. Return puree to the pot, and mix well. Serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



We loved this delicious soup with a few adjustments. I added a wee bit more cayenne pepper and left the seeds in the jalapenos for a more spicy taste. Sure tasted good!

review by:
(4 Dec 2017)


I had some leftover shrimp and crab, so I added it in with the other ingredients. It wasn't really hot, just nice and spicy so everyone tried it and most went back for another helping. By the end of the evening it was almost gone. I took the last bowlful to work today for lunch, and really enjoyed it! This is great for any kind of party and a real pleaser with my crowd. I will make this again next year, if not before!

review by:
(30 Oct 2012)


I added in one jalapeno with the seeds and it was plenty hot enough for us. Using the cream made it lighter in color than the photo and rich in flavor. I added one pound of shrimp too for even more taste. We love love love this Cajun classic all the way to the table!

review by:
(26 Sep 2012)

Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

Very nice,it reminded me of a spicy very thick corn chowder, we felt it could have a little more spiciness, another time i will add more cayene and jalepeno. We did enjoy it, i did not use whipped cream, didn't have any in, i used 2% milk, it worked well and made it creamy enough for us. the combination of veggies was very nice.

(1 Sep 2012)


I made this last night and loved it. It had just enough spice in it to make it interesting. I loved the flavor from the spices and corn together. Rich, creamy and delicious. Sorry I couldn't take a photo, but my batteries died when I went to snap the first picture. I will take one next time I make it and I will be making it again. It was delicious! Thank you for sharing your cajun recipe with us Luv! Linda

(1 Jun 2012)