Shrimp and Avocado Quesadillas

A light meal for the summer heat. Great as an appetizer if divided. Presentation/ serving changes around our house. If serving as a meal, I generally leave the shrimp on top. If serving as an appetizer, I tend to cut the shrimp in half and tuck into the tortilla and then cut the tortilla into 2-4 smaller pieces. If cumin seeds are not available at your local carneceria, ground cumin can be substituted- adjust to your preference.

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directions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over a medium-high heat. Add onion and saute, stirring frequently, until tender (5-7 minutes). Transfer to a mixing bowl and let cool.
  • Finely chop the tomatillos and add to the cooled onions along with the diced avocado. Use a wooden spoon or potato masher to work the mixture into a course paste. Stir in cilantro and cumin, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spread the avocado mixture on one side of each tortilla, top with 2 tablespoons of cheese, and fold the tortilla in half, pressing lightly to close them. Continue until all are folded. This may be done up to an hour in advance.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over a medium heat. Add garlic and chipotles and saute until golden, about 2 minutes. Increase the heat to a medium-high. Add the shrimp and saute until opaque and cooked through, 4-5 minutes. Keep warm.
  • Brush both sides of the quesadillas with the remaining oil. Cook in batches if a large saute pan over a medium heat until golden brown on both sides (2-3 minutes each side).
  • Cut the quesadillas in half and serve each with 3 shrimp on top.
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"A light meal for the summer heat. Great as an appetizer if divided. Presentation/ serving changes around our house. If serving as a meal, I generally leave the shrimp on top. If serving as an appetizer, I tend to cut the shrimp in half and tuck into the tortilla and then cut the tortilla into 2-4 smaller pieces. If cumin seeds are not available at your local carneceria, ground cumin can be substituted- adjust to your preference."
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  1. ValkyrieQueen
    A light meal for the summer heat. Great as an appetizer if divided. Presentation/ serving changes around our house. If serving as a meal, I generally leave the shrimp on top. If serving as an appetizer, I tend to cut the shrimp in half and tuck into the tortilla and then cut the tortilla into 2-4 smaller pieces. If cumin seeds are not available at your local carneceria, ground cumin can be substituted- adjust to your preference.
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