Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Shrimp Quesadilla

I love it when dinner works! I had all the right ingredients, recipes came together quickly and everything tasted delicious. This was a 5 star meal.
My Mom's sweet friend Gloria gave me a stack of magazines. I have plenty of down time so browsing thru a cooking magazine is always a treat. I saw a recipe in a Rachel Ray magazine that looked interesting. I made a few changes--I really didn't want to go to the store. We enjoyed one yummy meal.

Shrimp and Corn Quesadillas
1 diced shallot
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces large shrimp, peeled and deveined
salt and pepper
juice from 1/2 lime
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
2 large flour tortillas, uncooked kind
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup frozen corn--I used some leftover corn on the cob
1/2 avocado, chopped
Saute shallot in olive oil for a few minutes over medium heat. Add shrimp and season with salt and pepper, cook until just opaque, 2 to 3 minutes. Let shrimp cool slightly then coarsely chop; toss with lime juice and cilantro.
Heat tortilla in hot pan till brown, turn add shrimp, cheese and corn to half of the tortilla, when brown fold over. Repeat with second tortilla. Cut in half and serve with avocado, mango salsa and cilantro lime rice.
This is one excellent meal!


Unknown said...

that sure does look tasty mom!! your salsa looks fabulous too!

Kayte said...

Yes, please, I will have one, thank you! Looks so pretty, too! I am chuckling at the "have down time," as I can imagine there were times you never ever thought you would be saying that with all the children you had in your home...I bet you were non-stop then! A little down time is good for you now...and finding ways to feed your family doesn't really make it down time so much, right? You are still on the go!

Kristin said...

I can't wait to try these. (And a lot of your other recipes too!) Rob will love them, and so will I.
They look so yummy! Right now, I can't even imagine down time. Enjoy!

Grandma Scott said...

These look wonderful, but after sharing with me your newest one with pineapple rice.... I just had to find your Mexican mix and copy it to try it myself and can't wait for the rice and "stuff" recipe.

Jenn Erickson said...

Cindy, will you adopt me?

Everything you make makes my mouth water, and your shrimp quesadilla is no exception.

I feel so lucky to have you as a constant contributor of really high quality link-ups on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday!