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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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.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

727 kcal

Daily value:

36%

Servings:

2
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 35 g
  • Protein 31 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 52 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 1604 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 204 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 1 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 2 mg
  • Vitamin D 13 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 9 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 41 µg
  • Alanine 1 g
  • Arginine 2 g
  • Ash 8 g
  • Aspartic acid 2 g
  • Calcium, Ca 534 mg
  • Carotene, beta 587 µg
  • Cholesterol 147 mg
  • Choline, total 66 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 156 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 20 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 13 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 14 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 2 g
  • Folate, DFE 76 µg
  • Folate, food 23 µg
  • Folate, total 55 µg
  • Folic acid 32 µg
  • Glutamic acid 7 g
  • Glycine 1 g
  • Histidine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 2 mg
  • Isoleucine 1 g
  • Leucine 3 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 340 µg
  • Lysine 2 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 47 mg
  • Methionine 1 g
  • Niacin 2 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phenylalanine 2 g
  • Phosphorus, P 703 mg
  • Phytosterols 69 mg
  • Potassium, K 275 mg
  • Proline 3 g
  • Retinol 148 µg
  • Selenium, Se 45 µg
  • Serine 2 g
  • Sodium, Na 2296 mg
  • Starch 23 g
  • Sugars, total 1 g
  • Threonine 1 g
  • Tocopherol, delta 4 mg
  • Tocopherol, gamma 8 mg
  • Tyrosine 1 g
  • Valine 2 g
  • Water 62 g
  • Zinc, Zn 3 mg
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