Kelly Allen Recipe

Lime Shrimp Quesadillas with Adobo Guacamole

By Kelly Allen MrsAllen


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

Kelly's Story

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!

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!

About this Recipe



loading...

22 Comments

user
Bonnie Hawkins Jesusforus
Sep 28, 2013
We bought quesadilla holders for our bbq'r just for this recipe. THEY. WERE. OUT-STANDING! We made them when the grandkids were here for summer. We made Pico de gallo in place of the guac. but I'm sure we'll be using your recipe for that next! They were so tasty and easy. Thanks for a great recipe.
user
Paula Peterman PaulaAnne
Mar 6, 2013
I made this recipe last Sunday for my 84-year-old mother, and we both absolutely LOVED it! In fact, Mom went so far as to say it was the best recipe I've made in a long time. So, thank you for sharing, Kelly!
user
Dana Roberts-Miller BamaTreeFrog
Feb 27, 2013
I can't wait to try this. It sounds wonderful !! I'm trying to find something different for supper time. LOL Tired of the same old thing all the time !! :D
user
Susan Arbuthnot susiema
Feb 25, 2013
I love quesadillas too! Just a little fyi - I spray the tortillas before I start to assemble it - placing the ingredients on the one in the pan then topping it with another tortilla that has already been sprayed. I'll share your recipe with my girlfriend, too.