Shrimp Quesadillas


  • 1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Pepper Jack cheese, shredded
  • 4 large tortillas
  • Extra oil, for brushing
  • Sour cream, for serving (optional)
  • Guacamole, for serving (optional)
  • Salsa, for serving (optional)

Cut the shrimp into bite-size pieces. Place in a medium bowl with garlic powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, pepper and lime juice. Allow to marinate for 10-30  minutes.

After the shrimp is done marinating, add 1 tbsp. of oil to a skillet over medium heat. Cook shrimp for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Mix all the cheeses in a bowl and set aside.

Lightly spread one side of each tortilla with vegetable oil. Place one tortilla, oil side down, in a separate skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle on half of the cheese mixture and half of the shrimp mixture. Top with another tortilla, oil side up.

Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes or until lightly brown and cheese begins to melt. Flip quesadilla by placing a dish on top, flipping it onto the plate, and then sliding it back into the skillet. Cook the other side of the quesadilla for an additional 2-3 minutes or until cheese is completely melted. Note: You can cover the skillet with a lid in order to speed up the melting process.

Repeat with remaining two tortillas, shrimp mixture and cheeses.

Serve immediately with sour cream, guacamole and salsa.
by The Savvy Kitchen