Lobster and Avocado Quesadillas

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Lobster and Avocado Quesadillas
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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4
Servings
488
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
4 quesdadillas

Ingredients

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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
39%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Cholesterol
201mg
67%
Protein
37g
73%
Carbs
28g
9%
Vitamin A
135µg
15%
Vitamin B12
2µg
31%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
20.1%
Vitamin C
5mg
8%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
3mg
17%
Vitamin K
16µg
20%
Calcium
268mg
27%
Fiber
5g
18%
Folate (food)
70µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
152µg
38%
Folic acid
49µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
17%
Magnesium
86mg
21%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
27%
Phosphorus
474mg
68%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
604mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.6%
Sodium
1173mg
49%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
22.1%
Zinc
6mg
40%

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