Parmesan Shrimp Quesadillas

Parmesan Shrimp Quesadillas
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Parmesan Shrimp Quesadillas

Jane Bruce

Parmesan Shrimp Quesadillas

Quesadillas often feel too heavy for the health-conscious. While this recipe may not be healthy per se, it at least adds a bit of complexity and brightness to a normally traditional dish. The shrimp and Parmesan create a quesadilla that will stand out from the pack.

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Ingredients

  • 2  Tablespoons  oil
  • 1  Teaspoon  cayenne
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • Dash of  salt
  • 1/2  Pound  shrimp
  • tomato, diced
  • shallots, diced
  • medium-sized tortillas
  • 1/2  avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1/4  Pound  Parmesan, grated

Directions

Add the oil, cayenne, lime juice, and salt to a pan and heat over high heat. Throw in the shrimp and cook until just barely cooked through, for 1-2 minutes.

Remove the shrimp from the pan. Add the tomatoes and shallots and cook over high heat for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Take a flour tortilla and spread the half of the avocado on one half and half of the shallot and tomato mixture on the other. Spread half of the shrimp on top of the avocado, then add half of the cheese on top.

Preheat a grill pan over high heat.

Place the quesadilla on a grill pan cook for 1 minute on each side. Repeat with the other tortilla. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
52g
74%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
147mg
49%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
31g
67%
Vitamin A, RAE
204µg
29%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
41µg
46%
Calcium, Ca
534mg
53%
Choline, total
66mg
16%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
55µg
14%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
47mg
15%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
703mg
100%
Selenium, Se
45µg
82%
Sodium, Na
2296mg
100%
Water
62g
2%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Parmesan Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Parmesan Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.