Wild Mahimahi and Jalapeño Quesadillas

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Wild Mahimahi and Jalapeño Quesadillas
Wild Mahimahi and Jalapeño Quesadillas
Will Budiaman

Wild Mahimahi and Jalapeño Quesadillas

Quick, simple, and delicious, these quesadillas let the clean flavors of mahimahi truly shine. I like a fair amount of heat in my "Mexican" food but if you want to tone it down, just use fewer jalapeños.

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2
Servings
990
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Pounds mahimahi fillets
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 jalapeños, halved, seeded, and julienned
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 Cup shredded Jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 Cup shredded Cheddar
  • Two 9-inch tortillas

Directions

Heat a cast-iron skillet or griddle over high heat for 3-4 minutes. Coat the mahimahi with 1 tablespoon of the canola oil and sear skin side down for about 5-6 minutes. Flip and sear for 5-6 more minutes.

Coat the jalapeños with the remaining oil. Add the jalapeños to the pan and cook until softened and charred in spots, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Reduce the heat to low. Once cooled, slice the fish and dice the jalapeños. Season the fish with salt and pepper, to taste. Mix the jalapeños into the cheese. Place one of the tortillas on the pan to warm through, and scatter a quarter of the cheese over one half of the tortilla. Layer half of the fish on top, fold the tortilla in half on top and heat through until the bottom layer of cheese melts. Flip and repeat.

Repeat with the other tortilla and the remaining fillings.

Jalapeño Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Jalapeño Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
70g
100%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
34g
100%
Cholesterol
286mg
95%
Protein
74g
100%
Carbs
15g
5%
Vitamin A
494µg
55%
Vitamin B12
2µg
41%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
46.6%
Vitamin C
25mg
42%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
4mg
21%
Vitamin K
20µg
26%
Calcium
1257mg
100%
Fiber
2g
10%
Folate (food)
53µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
53µg
13%
Iron
3mg
17%
Magnesium
119mg
30%
Monounsaturated
24g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
11mg
56%
Phosphorus
1103mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
953mg
27%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.8mg
50%
Sodium
1216mg
51%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
6.8%
Trans
1g
N/A
Zinc
7mg
44%