Lime Shrimp Quesadillas with Adobo Guacamole

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Kelly Allen

By
@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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 7 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

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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

How to Make Lime Shrimp Quesadillas with Adobo Guacamole

Step-by-Step

  • 1PREP:
    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.
  • 2FOR 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!
  • 3FOR 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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