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Shrimp and Avocado Quesadillas
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Categories: Avocado Recipes, Mexican Cuisine, Southwestern Recipes
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Total Time: 40 min.

This recipe is from the LA Times Top Ten Recipes 2000.

3 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic - finely minced
8 flour tortillas - burrito size
1 pound Cheddar cheese - shredded
1 large avocado - halved and sliced
1 pound shrimp - cooked and peeled
2 tomatoes - chopped
1/2 bunch green onions - minced
Seasoned salt
Fresh tomato salsa

Melt about 1 teaspoon butter in large skillet with some garlic over medium heat; add 1 tortilla and lightly brown bottom, 1 minute.

Flip tortilla, scatter 1/4 cup cheese over half of tortilla, place 2 slices avocado, 4 or 5 shrimp, some chopped tomato and green onions in single layer on top of cheese. Sprinkle with seasoned salt.

Spread 1/4 cup more cheese on top of mixture, then fold tortilla over. Toast both sides until cheese is melted and quesadilla is golden brown, 1 minute.

Remove from skillet, cut into triangles or quarters. Repeat with remaining tortillas until all quesadillas are made. Serve with salsa.


Calories: 965 Calories From Fat: 55%
Protein: 59g Carbohydrate: 50g
Cholesterol: 315mg Sodium: 1304mg


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