Aurora Catering's

Tasso, Crawfish and Shrimp Country Corn Macque Choux
Yield - 45 - 50 Buffet Servings

1 LB unsalted butter
1 LB onion (
1/4 LB Green bell pepper
1/4 LB RED bell pepper (
1/2 LB celery (
2 (10-ounce) cans Ro-tel tomatoes (
2 tBSP fresh minced garlic
1/4 LB chicken Base
1 1/2 tBSP RED pepper FLAKES
2 TSP White Pepper
2 cups fume blanc wine
(see Chef Notes below)
2 cups heavy Whipping cream

1/4 lb brown sugar

2 LBS TASSO (1/2 inch cubes)
3 LBS Louisiana crawfish tail meat (
with fat)
4 lbs 16 - 20 count shrimp (
peeled, reserve shells to make stock, see recipe)

2 # 10 cans corn kernels (Drained)

Use a large brazier and melt the butter over medium heat. DO NOT BROWN BUTTER. Then add onions, peppers, celery, tomatoes, garlic, chicken base, peppers and wine; slow cook until onions are clear about 15 minutes.  Note that the liquids will slightly reduce; at this point the dish can be refrigerated and used later as need for catering purposes.

When ready for serving, return vegetables to heat, add cream and sugar.  Bring the dish to a bubble; fold in the above meats and seafood. Simmer until shrimp turn pink, do not over cook. Add corn, ensure that all of the corn kernels are coated with the sauce. when the corn is warmed, SERVE. Do not over cook.

Chef's will celebrate this recipe!

Plate Presentation
Use a 4 inch hotel pan and chaffer for buffet service. Serve with Louisiana Hot Sauce.

Chef's Notes:
This recipe can be a life saver for an off-site caterer.  It can be both used as a side dish (if the meats and seafood are not added) and an entree.  It is quick and ease to use if you cook the vegetables in advance, refrigerate and hold as needed.

I like to use a fume blanc in this recipe because it gives a slight smoke flavor, but any hearty white wine will do.

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Chef Emile L. Stieffel, Aurora Catering, Inc. email address:
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Revised: March 20, 2008.