Shrimp and Tomatillo Quesadillas

Recipe by GaylaJ
READY IN: 30mins




  • Char bell peppers over gas flame or in broiler until blackened on all sides.
  • Remove from heat, enclose in paper bag and let stand 10 minutes.
  • Peel and seed, then cut into 1/4-inch strips.
  • Set aside.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Toss shrimp with 1 tablespoon oil and place on baking sheet.
  • Broil shrimp until just opaque in center, about 2 minutes.
  • Cut shrimp in half lengthwise.
  • Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F Brush 2 baking sheets with oil.
  • Place 2 tortillas on 1 baking sheet.
  • Place 1 tortilla on second baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup chopped cilantro over each tortilla, then 1/3 cup Monterey Jack cheese and 1/3 cup cheddar cheese.
  • Arrange 8 tomatillo slices atop cheese on each tortilla, then bell pepper strips and shrimp, dividing equally.
  • Sprinkle remaining 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese over shrimp on each tortilla, dividing equally.
  • Top with remaining 3 tortillas, pressing lightly to adhere.
  • Brush tops of tortillas with oil.
  • Bake quesadillas until cheese melts and tortillas are crisp, about 10 minutes.
  • Cut each quesadilla into 6 wedges and serve.