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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2
Servings
744
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
53g
76%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
146mg
49%
Carbohydrate, by difference
39g
30%
Protein
30g
65%
Vitamin A, RAE
203µg
29%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
47µg
52%
Calcium, Ca
538mg
54%
Choline, total
66mg
16%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
49mg
15%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
669mg
96%
Selenium, Se
50µg
91%
Sodium, Na
1971mg
100%
Water
58g
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.