Find Hank’s Po’ Boys serving a modern and original take on New Orleans street food at Southbank Centre Food Market – here they share a favourite recipe.

“The reason we love the food of Louisiana so much is that it’s such a blend of cultures and cuisines, making the dishes truly unique. This recipe complements the punch of our Cajun-inspired blackened seasoning with a mellow and creamy corn base. Maque choux is itself a Creole take on a traditional Native American dish, but in true Louisiana style, comes with added cream and spice,” say Hank’s Po’ Boys co-founders Vic and Simon.

Ingredients | Serves 4

4 x 150g sustainable white fish fillets (e.g. Coley or MSC certified Cod)
2 tbsp Hank’s Blackened Seasoning*
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 raw lemon
1 red pepper
350g sweetcorn kernels
200ml double cream
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 tsp hot sauce (Crystal if available)
2 spring onions, finely chopped
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Melt the butter in large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook gently for 5 minutes, until soft. Add the pepper and cook for a further 3 minutes. Add the corn and cook for another 2 minutes before adding the cream, thyme and hot sauce. Simmer for around eight minutes until the sauce has thickened.

2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and generously coat the fish fillets in Hank’s Blackened Seasoning*. Add the fillets to the hot oil and cook on a low to medium heat for two minutes before turning over. Cook for another two minutes, until fish is cooked through.

3. Mix the spring onion and basil to the corn mix. Season to taste.

4. Serve the corn maque choux topped with the blackened fish, a squeeze of lemon and an extra splash of hot sauce if desired.

Hank’s Po’ Boys | Southbank Centre Food Market | Every Friday to Sunday throughout the year, as well as KERB West India Quay on Thursdays, KERB Kings Cross on Fridays, and Leather Lane market from Wednesdays to Fridays | Follow on Twitter and Instagram @hankspoboys 

* Hank’s Po’ Boys will be launching Hank’s Blackened Seasoning on their website soon, also available to purchase from their street food stall.

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