Duck Quesadillas with Chipotle Cherry Salsa and Goat Cheese

Duck Quesadillas with Chipotle Cherry Salsa and Goat Cheese

After enjoying the duck tacos with chipotle cherry salsa and goat cheese a few times last week, I wanted to try something a little different with the remaining leftovers. Right up there with my obsession with tacos is my obsession with quesadillas! I mean you really cannot go wrong with a tasty filling being held together with ooey gooey melted cheese being lovingly held together by lightly toasted and crispy golden brown tortillas! If there is one thing that I like more than straight up goat cheese it is melted goat cheese and I was just itching to use some in a quesadilla along with the chipotle pan seared duck breast and some of that tasty cherry salsa. When goat cheese melts, it does not really have the power to hold things together so I added some jack cheese to ensure that the filling was not going to spill out the sides while eating the quesadillas and you can't go wrong with two kinds of cheese! I often like to add something to quesadillas to help complement and contrast all of the melted cheesy goodness and this time I went with some sliced green onions and fresh cilantro. I served these duck quesadillas with cherry salsa and goat cheese with some extra cherry salsa and some sour cream for dipping.

Duck Quesadillas with Chipotle Cherry Salsa and Goat Cheese

Chipotle pan seared duck breast quesadillas with ooey gooey melted goat and jack cheese and a sweet, savoury and spicy cherry salsa.

Servings: makes 2 appetizer sized servings or 1 meal sized serving

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Printable Recipe
  • 1/4 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 cup chipotle pan seared duck breast, sliced into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle cherry salsa
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 handful jack cheese, grated
  • 1 ounce goat cheese, room temperature
  • 2 (8 inch) tortillas
  1. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Place a tortilla into the pan, swirl it around in the butter an set aside.
  3. Place the second tortilla into the pan and swirl around in the butter.
  4. Sprinkle on half of the cheese onto the tortilla followed by the duck, chipotle cherry salsa, green onion and cilantro followed by the remaining cheese and top it all off with the second tortilla.
  5. Cook until the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted.
  6. Cut the quesadilla into 6 pieces and serve with salsa, sour cream and a garnish of cilantro.

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Kathleen said...

Kevin! I think you have seriously out done yourself with this one! This looks outrageously delcious!

Joanne said...

Another great use for that filling! I love how you always come up with multiple dishes for the same base ingredients!

Foodycat said...

Quesadillas can do no wrong in my mind - I love the chipotle cherry salsa too!

anniebakes said...

looks wonderful! My oldest son duck hunts and I will save this for when the season opens! anne

Sara Jahan said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Amazing! said...

Oh wow! What a deliciously interesting recipe! It looks incredible! :)

Megg said...

This looks AMAZING! If only I could find some affordable duck breast...

Samantha said...

Hi! just discovered your blog and glad I did. I bought a duck breast thats sitting in the freezer because I dont know what to do with it! lol Living in So Cal...tacos and quesadillas are plentiful so this sounds awesome!

Pam said...

Duck is a little rich for my tastes. I would probably replace with chicken. But the cherry salsa and goat cheese sounds utterly incredible, and I think it would still be great, don't you?

alapatacoja said...

The quesadillas are another of my weaknesses, I pointed it!

Teresa said...

Wow! I don't think I've ever seen a picture of food where I've desired it so much! This looks brilliant - I've been searching for alternative duck recipes, and this is perfect

Cara said...

What a great combination. You can never have too much duck, in my opinion! Or goat cheese, of course.

stef de fla said...

Thanks to your blog I dicovered chipotle and I absolutely love it. I'm French and I moved to the US 3 months ago so I had never tried it. But now where do I get the bloody duck in Spokane?

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krista said...

This recipe looks incredibly delicious, but I've never tried duck and would be somewhat nervous to give it a go...I'd probably substitute it for beef or chicken, although a little voice inside me is saying I should be adventurous...we'll see what happens...

World Best Recipes said...

Great recipe. I will try this.

Angeline said...

This is just perfect! Every milimeter looks yummy! :)

glorious sandwiches said...

Weird. I totally just made a duck breast and cherry compote sandwich.

stef de fla said...

I made a similar recipe with raspberry sauce and it was killer! Thanks for posting this fabulous thing.

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