Secret ingredient from summer corn lifts Cajun maque choux

  • This image released by Milk Street shows a recipe for Maque Choux. (Milk Street via AP)

  • This image released by Milk Street shows a recipe for Maque Choux. (Milk Street/via AP)

The star of maque choux, one of the classic dishes of Louisiana’s Cajun country, is fresh summer corn. Naturally sweet kernels are in delicious balance with a savory mix of vegetables and crawfish. But it can veer to the heavy side, thanks largely to the addition of cream.