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    Shrimp Quesadilla

    Shrimp Quesadilla. Photo by Lavender Lynn

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    30 mins

    15 mins

    Lavender Lynn's Note:

    This recipe is from Simply Delicious

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place shrimp in a bowl.
    2. 2
      Add lime or lemon juice, chiles, green onion, cilantro.
    3. 3
      Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      Let Marinade for 10-30 minutes.
    5. 5
      Strain out the juice.
    6. 6
      Heat a cast iron or stick-free skillet on medium high.
    7. 7
      Add 1/2 tsp of oil amd spread it around the pan.
    8. 8
      Place 1 tortilla on the skillet.
    9. 9
      Flip it over a few times, 10 seconds between flips so that air pockets form.
    10. 10
      Do this with the second tortilla also. Leave the 2nd tortilla in the pan.
    11. 11
      Sprinkle the tortilla with the grated cheese.
    12. 12
      Distribute the shrimp mixture on top of the cheese.
    13. 13
      Place the other tortilla on top.
    14. 14
      Use 2 spatulas(one on top and one on bottom) to flip the quesadilla over when the bottom tortilla is nicely toasted and the cheese has begun to melt.
    15. 15
      Remove the quesadilla from the pan when the now bottom tortilla has toasted sufficiently.
    16. 16
      Cut like a pie into six pieces.
    17. 17
      Serve with avocado slices and sour cream. Garnish with cilantro.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 22, 2013

      15

      "subtle" flavors is right...these had almost no flavor at all.I usually just try to throw things together myself for my quesadillas, but I thought I'd try a tested recipe for a change. I'll be going back to my own inventing.

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    • on May 16, 2011

      45

      This was very easy to put together. I used already cooked shrimp that I cup into chunks (I didn't have baby shrimp) The lime flavoring was very good. I should have backed off the Cilantro a little as it was very overpowering for our taste. I think the Mexican cheese would have been really good with this as recommended by Yogachef. I served this with your Spicy Guacamole which went very well with this. Thanks for sharing. Made for PRMR

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    • on May 31, 2009

      55

      Easy and delicicous!!! First the baby shrimp are cooked in lime juice with the jalapeno pepper and cilantro like a ceviche, then the final raw "edge" is taken care of with the cooking of the quesadilla. Sandwiched between the flour tortillas, the shrimp mixture was combined with a Mexican cheese blend of cheddar, queso blanco, and monterey jack. I did not use the avocado, as DD is not a fan. Very subtle flavors combine in a great dish. Made for ZWT5.

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    Nutritional Facts for Shrimp Quesadilla

    Serving Size: 1 (381 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 829.1
     
    Calories from Fat 379
    45%
    Total Fat 42.1 g
    64%
    Saturated Fat 19.1 g
    95%
    Cholesterol 314.5 mg
    104%
    Sodium 2118.2 mg
    88%
    Total Carbohydrate 57.0 g
    19%
    Dietary Fiber 6.6 g
    26%
    Sugars 3.3 g
    13%
    Protein 55.4 g
    110%

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