Parmesan Shrimp Quesadillas

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Parmesan Shrimp Quesadillas
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
646
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 Teaspoon cayenne
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/2 Pound shrimp
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
38g
59%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
12g
59%
Cholesterol
181mg
60%
Protein
41g
82%
Carbs
41g
14%
Vitamin A
229µg
25%
Vitamin B12
2µg
32%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
36.7%
Vitamin C
48mg
80%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
6mg
30%
Vitamin K
28µg
36%
Calcium
821mg
82%
Fiber
11g
42%
Folate (food)
106µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
106µg
26%
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
108mg
27%
Monounsaturated
18g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
21%
Phosphorus
843mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
932mg
27%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.9%
Sodium
1449mg
60%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.8%
Zinc
4mg
25%