Shrimp Quesadillas


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Shrimp Quesadillas


Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, or as needed
  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided

Instructions:

  • Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper in the hot oil, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent and peppers are soft, 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Stir salt, cumin, and chili powder into onion and bell peppers.
  • Stir shrimp into onion and bell peppers and cook until shrimp are opaque and no longer pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove skillet from heat; stir jalapeno pepper and lime juice into shrimp mixture.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and brush with about 1 teaspoon vegetable oil.
  • Place a tortilla in the hot oil. Spoon about 1/6 shrimp filling and 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend on one side of tortilla. Fold tortilla in half.
  • Cook until bottom of tortilla is lightly browned, about 5 minutes; flip and cook other side until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.

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