Green Chile Shrimp Quesadillas

Shrimp Quesadillas from Red or Green
New Mexican Cuisine Cookbook by Clyde Casey

Green Chile Shrimp Quesadillas

If you looking for a special appetizer with a New Mexican touch, look no further.  Seafood prepared Southwestern style is a real treat. This excellent dish is quick and easy to make.

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons of butter
4 12 inch flour tortillas
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Green Chile chopped
16 shrimp, shelled, cooked, and sliced in half lengthwise
4 tablespoons dairy sour cream
1 large tomato, chopped
2 ripe avocados, peeled and sliced
paprika or chipotle powder

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. (175 degrees C).
2. Lightly butter one side of each of the 4 tortillas. Place tortillas, buttered    side down, on a flat cookie sheet.
3. On half of each of the 4 tortillas, spread both cheeses to within 1/4 inch     of the edge. Spread the chopped green chile and sliced shrimp on top.
4. Fold over the half of the tortilla with nothing on it and bake for 6-8           minutes or until the cheeses are melted and the tortillas start to brown       slightly. Remove from the oven and cut each of the 4 tortillas into three      pieces.
5. Place pieces on serving plates. Garnish each piece with a dollop of sour       cream. Arrange tomatoes and the avocado slices over the sour cream.         Sprinkle with paprika or chipotle powder.

Makes 4 sevings.

Shrimp Quesadillas from Red or Green
New Mexican Cuisine Cookbook by Clyde Casey pg. 33

In the cook book Red or Green author Clyde Casey invites readers to experience the bold flavors of southwestern cooking in their own homes.
The cookbook introduces various types of Chile peppers and how to select, handle, and incorporate them into everyday cooking.  Winner of the 2008 New Mexico Book Award for best Cookbook. 280 pages Paperback. 6 x 9 inches.   An absolute must for your culinary cooking prowess.

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