Creamy Shrimp & Corn Quesadilla
Ancho chili spiced shrimp and serrano chili spiced creamy corn and mounds of grated Monterey jack cheese between two buttery crisp tortillas gives these Creamy Shrimp & Corn Quesadillas magical spicy yum.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
- 1 1/2 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
- 2 tsp canola oil
- 1 tsp ancho chili powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper optional
- 1 1/2 c corn kernels defrosted
- 2 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 c onion diced
- 1/2 c green pepper diced
- 2 cloves garlic grated
- 1 serrano chili seeded and diced
- 1 tbsp butter
- pinch of salt to taste
- 4 flour tortilla burrito sized
- 8 oz Monterey Jack cheese about 2 cups
- butter or cooking spray for frying
In a bowl, coat the shrimp with the canola oil, ancho chili, paprika, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, salt, sugar, and cayenne pepper if using. Toss well heat a skillet over medium heat and sear shrimp on both sides for 1 1/2 minute per side. Remove them from the pan and set aside.
Add the 1 tbsp of butter to the hot pan. Followed by the onion, green pepper, garlic, and serrano chili. Saute for 2 minutes before adding the corn and a pinch of salt to taste. Cook another 2 minutes then add the softened cream cheese. Blend well until creamy.
Heat a griddle pan, add cooking spray or butter to coat. Warm 2 tortillas at a time on both sides to assemble the first quesadilla. Sprinkle about 1/2 c of Monterey jack onto each tortilla. Then spread 1/2 of the corn mixture onto one of the tortillas. Top the corn with 1/2 the shrimp then cover with the second tortilla cheese side down. Remove the quesadilla from the pan and repeat the steps to finish the second one.
Cut quesadillas into 4th or 8ths and serve with sour cream and salsa of choice.
Calories: 636kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 502mg | Sodium: 2173mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1305IU | Vitamin C: 25.6mg | Calcium: 723mg | Iron: 5.9mg