Lobster and Avocado Quesadillas

Lobster and Avocado Quesadillas
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Lobster and Avocado Quesadillas

Yasmin Fahr

Lobster and Avocado Quesadillas

Delicate lobster meat nestled between citrusy goat cheese and creamy avocado makes for a fantastic meal. Especially if you butter up the pan to get a nice and crisp exterior. I have to admit that this recipe is really the brainchild of Mr. Avocado (hence the addition of avocado).

If you ever find yourself with leftover lobster, this is the perfect dish to use it up in. When would this ever happen you ask? Well, let's say there was a sale on lobster and you ended up boiling more than you could eat. Voilà! Lobster quesadillas for everyone. 

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Ingredients

  • One  1 1/4-pound cooked lobster
  • Olive oil
  • Four  10-inch flour tortillas
  • 1  cup  young, fresh goat cheese, crumbled*
  • ripe Hass avocado, sliced
  • jalapeño, thinly sliced (optional)
  • lime, sliced (optional)

Directions

Remove the lobster meat from the shell and cut into small chunks. Heat a skillet or cast-iron pan until very hot, then add enough oil to coat the pan. Add 1 tortilla to the pan. Sprinkle the goat cheese on half of the tortilla then distribute ¼ of the lobster meat, a few slices of avocado and jalapeño, if using, on the same half. After about 2-3 minutes, carefully close the quesadilla by placing the empty half on top of the other ingredients. Press down to make sure it sticks together and cook for about another minute, flipping if desired, until cheese is melted. 

Serve immediately with a squeeze of lime juice if desired, and, you can of course serve this with more avocado, guacamole, or even a fresh salsa. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
15g
12%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
40µg
6%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
118mg
12%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
177mg
25%
Selenium, Se
17µg
31%
Sodium, Na
403mg
27%
Water
21g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Lobster Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Lobster Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.