Shrimp Quesadillas

Shrimp Quesadillas

These shrimp quesadillas are really easy to make and so tasty! Shrimp has quickly become one of my favorite foods and I am always looking for new ways to enjoy them. When I saw this recipe for shrimp quesadillas I knew that I would have to try them. With the juicy shrimp bursting in your mouth, and the heat of the jalapeno, and the fresh herb flavours and the melted stingy cheese these quesadillas are really amazing! I enjoyed them with some sour cream, avocado and salsa on the side.

Shrimp Quesadillas

Shrimp Quesadillas

  • 1/4 pound shrimp (shelled and deveined)
  • 1 lime (juice and zest)
  • 1 jalapeno (chopped)
  • 1 green onion (chopped)
  • 1 handful cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin (toasted and ground)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 flour tortillas
  • a touch of butter (or oil)
  • 2 handfuls cheese such as cheddar or jack etc. (grated)
  • 1 avocado (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  1. Cook the shrimp in boiling water, about 1-3 minutes.
  2. Rinse the shrimp in cold waterto stop the cooking.
  3. Mix the lime juice, zest, jalapeno, green onion, cilantro cumin, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  4. Add the shrimp and marinate for 10-30 minutes.
  5. Melt the butter (or oil) in a pan.
  6. Place a tortilla in the pan and rub it around in the butter to coat.
  7. Heat the tortilla until air pockets form in it flipping a few times.
  8. Repeat 5-7 for the second tortilla and leave it in the pan.
  9. Drain the liquid from the shrimp and place the mixture on the tortilla in the pan.
  10. Place the cheese on and then top with the other tortilla.
  11. Cook the quesadilla until golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted flipping once.

Tip: Place a plate onto the quesadilla and flipped it from the pan to the plate and then slide it back into the pan to flip the quesadilla.


Peter M said...

Kevin, I just had dinner but I could squeeze in a couple of quesadillas!

MrsPresley said...

i love shrimp too! these quesadillas look great!

Anonymous said...

These looks delicious...I love anything Mexican-ish!! I am definitely going to try these!

Dani Spies said...

That last comment was from me...Dani:).

Jenny said...

Makes me want to whip up some quesadillas! These look fantastic!

Greg said...

Exactly how I make my quesadillas, in a hot skillet with butter. Yum. Looks fantastic.

Nilmandra said...

Looks great. I got to try making this soon!

Deborah said...

I haven't had time to cook this week because I've been working so much, but I bet this would come together easily and quickly, so I bet I could make this even while I am busy!

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Kevin, that is a very nice quesadilla :) I will be making one tomorrow for my son's lunchbox... but with ham :)


katiez said...

WOW, that looks good! Just what I'm hungry for! And you made it in a skillet...I've always baked them but I like this idea.

Pam said...

Wow, Kevin quesadillas are one of my favorite foods. And so is shrimp. And so is cilantro. I am so making these!

Laurie Constantino said...

Mmmmmm. Shrimp Quesadilla, I've never thought of it, but now I'm going to obsess on it until I can make some. It looks like an ideal lunch!

sher said...

Isn't it wonderful how quesadillas are so easy to make--and so delicious? I love your picture. Shrimp quesadillas really are food for the gods. Or me! :):)

Coffee & Vanilla said...

The picture is not so bad.
I will tell you my secret... if food is giving you hard time and you can't make it look nicely on the plate, just take a close up / macro picture of the food itself :)

Helene said...

Shrimp quesadillas. What a great idea. I would love it.

Rooted in Atascocita said...

One of my favorite things to make, but I've never tried shrimp. I will have to now!

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