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lime shrimp quesadillas with adobo guacamole

(7 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kelly Allen
Philadelphia, PA

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

With just the right amount of heat and tons of flavor, these simple shrimp quesadillas are the perfect meal-in-a-flash! We love the slick kick from the super gooey pepper jack cheese. Adobo seasoning is added to the guacamole which gives it a nice smoky flavor with a little heat. A perfect complement to the cheesy quesadillas. A quick and easy dish to make.

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(7 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For lime shrimp quesadillas with adobo guacamole

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

How To Make lime shrimp quesadillas with adobo guacamole

  • Cooking shrimp in a skillet.
    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.
  • Preparing guacamole in a food processor.
    FOR GUACAMOLE: In a 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!
  • Tortilla in a skillet with shrimp and cheese.
    FOR QUESADILLAS: *Note - Spray down pan with oil between each quesadilla. Over medium heat, layout 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 a pan, add cheese, shrimp, and another layer of cheese.
  • Second tortilla placed in the skillet.
    Lay another tortilla on top and mash down with a spatula.
  • Quesadilla flipped after cooking.
    Cook for approx 4 min on each side or until cheese is melted.
  • Shrimp quesadilla cut into pieces.
    Once off the stove, cut the quesadillas into quarters and serve!