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Chorizo and Shrimp Quesadillas

Whether you are planning a fiesta in your backyard for Cinco de Mayo or you just wanna enjoy a quiet afternoon, these gooey Chorizo and Shrimp Quesadillas will be perfect for a taco night…

Tuesday Taco 🙂

Of course, there cannot be a Mexican food celebration without a fresh salsa on side and some Mexican crema.

Chorizo and Shrimp Quesadillas

I know these days most of the supermarkets sell different types of salsa but there is no better salsa than the fresh one, made from scratch with fresh and ripe produce and herbs.

After all, Mexican food it’s all about fresh, vibrant ingredients and flavor packed salsas and sauces, right?! What better option than a fresh Pico de Gallo on side?

The perfect Mexican salsa made with fresh, ripe tomatoes, onions and jalapeño chili.

Quesadillas are great!

They are ready in no time and you can fill them with pretty much anything you want. Leftovers can go in too 🙂

Plenty of cheese, a couple of minutes in a pan and here you have a crowd pleaser appetizer!

Chorizo and Shrimp Quesadillas

It was not easy to decide which quesadilla to go with this time, until I saw Rachel’s Ray recipe. Chorizo and sautéed shrimp covered in melted Jack cheese….sounded like the perfect combination. Just reading the ingredients I knew it will be a winner!

Before I let you enjoy these Chorizo and Shrimp (Prawn) Quesadillas, I have to share with you the secret of how to make perfectly cheesy quesadillas every time.

Well, there are 2 tips actually, first is to try and keep it simple when it comes to the filling. We tend to throw too many things at once. Try and stick to maximum 5 ingredients if possible.

Second tip is to sauté all your ingredients prior to adding them to flour tortillas, getting rid of any juices left in the pan. You want your quesadillas to be cheesy and crisp.

Chorizo and Shrimp Quesadillas

Serve them along with Pico de Gallo Salsa and some Mexican crema sprinkled on top. Enjoy!

Yield: 4 servings

Chorizo and Shrimp Quesadillas

Chorizo and Shrimp Quesadillas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound chorizo sausage, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus some for drizzling
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 large shrimp, prawns peeled and deveined
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Brown chorizo 2 to 3 minutes, then remove from pan. Add oil, garlic, then shrimp. Season shrimp with salt and pepper and cook shrimp until pink, 2 or 3 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a cutting board and coarsely chop.
  2. Add a drizzle of oil to the pan and a large tortilla. Cook tortilla 30 seconds, then turn. Cover 1/2 of the tortilla with a couple of handfuls of cheese. Arrange a layer of chorizo and shrimp over the cheese and fold tortilla over. Press down gently with a spatula and cook tortilla a minute or so on each side to melt cheese and crisp. Remove quesadilla to large cutting board and repeat with remaining ingredients. Cut each quesadilla into 5 wedges and transfer to plates with your spatula. Top wedges of quesadillas with Mexican Crema and serve with Pico de Gallo salsa.

Notes

This recipe is from Guy Food: Rachael Ray's Top 30 30-Minute Meals Book.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

 Chorizo and Shrimp Quesadillas

Emily

Sunday 7th of June 2015

Looks delish! Any homemade salsa recipes coming in the future? :)

Adore Foods

Monday 8th of June 2015

I should have some salsa recipes coming soon with a video included. Hope you'll enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by, Emily!

Lokness

Thursday 7th of May 2015

Quesadillas are fabulous! Cheesy and crispy! Bryan really likes Mexican chorizo. We eat them a lot! But there is such a huge variety out there. I found the ones in Mexican supermarkets are the best. I bet these quesadillas must be super tasty. Really making me hungry!

Marissa (@pinchandswirl)

Thursday 7th of May 2015

I love all of the flavors in these and so simple! Yum!

ramblingtart

Monday 4th of May 2015

Gosh, these look good! I do so love a good quesadilla. :-)

Sue | My Korean Kitchen

Sunday 3rd of May 2015

This looks delicious! I tends to add too many ingredients in my quesadilla as well, so it doesn't stick together well. Thanks for the tip!

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