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Shrimp Quesadillas

Shrimp QuesadillasRecipe courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds cooked Florida shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons chopped Florida green onions
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 flour tortillas
Spray margarine
Sour cream for accompaniment
Salsa for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

  1. Chop shrimp and mix with cheese, onions, paprika, cumin and pepper; set aside.
  2. Spray one side of each flour tortilla with the spray margarine. Place even amounts of shrimp mixture onto one half of the non-greased side of each tortilla. Fold the empty side of the tortilla over, and gently press down.
  3. Place the quesadilla in a hot skillet and cook 1 minute on each side (or until golden brown, and cheese melts). Slice into wedges, and place on serving plate. Garnish with sour cream and salsa.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 335; Calories From Fat: 196; Total Fat: 22g; Saturated Fat: 13g; Cholesterol: 59mg; Total Carbs: 17g; Protein: 19g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.