Lime Shrimp Quesadillas with Adobo Guacamole

Kelly Allen Recipe

By Kelly Allen MrsAllen

This is the basic recipe, but please add whatever kinds of veggies, meats & cheeses you like! After all, one of the best parts of Mexican night is the variety and personalization!


Recipe Rating:
 7 Ratings
Serves:
8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
With just the right amount of heat and tons o' flavor, these simple quesadillas are the perfect meal-in-a-flash!

Ingredients

FOR QUESADILLA
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 lb
shelled & deveined shrimp
3 clove
garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1
limes
4-5 c
pepper jack cheese, shredded
16
flour tortillas
1 can(s)
vegetable cooking spray
FOR GUACAMOLE
3
avocados
3
chiles in adobo sauce
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
dried cilantro
salt & pepper to taste
1
lime


Directions Step-By-Step

1
PREP:
In a medium pan, add one Tbsp of olive oil, chopped garlic and the juice from 1 lime over medium-high heat.
Once hot, add the shrimp and sauté until fully cooked (pink & opaque, approx 5 min). Remove to clean cutting board and roughly chop.
2
FOR QUESADILLAS:
*Note - Spray down pan with oil between each quesadilla.
Over medium heat, lay out 2 tortillas for approx 1 min each side. (You can do all of them ahead of time and keep under a tea towel to keep warm or two at a time as you go.)
Lay one tortilla into pan, add cheese, shrimp, and another layer of cheese. Lay another tortilla on top and mash down with a spatula. Cook for approx 4min on each side or until cheese is melted.
Once off the stove, cut the quesadillas into quarters and serve!
3
FOR GUACAMOLE:
In food processor, combine the meat of 3 avocados, the juice of 1 lime, garlic powder, cilantro, chilies in adobo sauce & salt and pepper. Pulse together until creamy. I highly recommend tasting and adjusting to your preference. Some don't like as much cilantro, some may want it spicier and add more chilies!

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    Deb ~^~^~ blaithin - Jan 30, 2012
    This sounds wonderful...can't wait to try it!
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    Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Mar 6, 2012
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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    Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Mar 6, 2012
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    CC MCCART-FROST CCMCCART - Mar 7, 2012
    I can see why you won a prize for this recipe. I LOVE Quesadillas in any way, shape or form. YA DONE GOOD KIDDO!!!! Never thought about using chilis in adobo sauce in my guacamole, will definitely be giving it a try. Just planning a cocktail party for some of my girl friends, this will be served, no doubt to WILD APPLAUSE!!!! CHEERS, CC
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    Laura Adams laura77662 - Mar 7, 2012
    Looks and sounds yummy! Cant wait to try this! Congrats on the Blue!