Sausage and Shrimp Quesadillas

Shrimp and Sausage Quesadilla

I found this recipe in an old cookbook a little while back, and it looked like an easy weeknight dinner to watch with the NBA Finals in the background, so I thought why not?  You could add some diced chicken breast to this and it would be like a Jambalaya quesadilla as well.  What really kicks it up a notch is the smokey quesadilla – so make sure you have Chipotle Peppers handy…

Ingredients (Smoky Guacamole):

  • 3 or 4 Ripe Avocados (should slightly give when you squeeze them)
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1/3 cup of Sour Cream
  • 2 Chipotle Peppers with a tsp of Adobo Sauce
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Handful of Cilantro

Ingredients (Quesadilla):

  • Pack of Italian Sausage (they usually come in 1lb packs) – tonight I bought them in Sausage form and just sliced them, but I would recommend using ground meat instead as it will spread more evenly
  • 1 lb shrimp, tails removed
  • 1 Garlic Clove (diced)
  • Tortilla’s
  • Shredded Cheese

Directions:

  1. For the Smoky Guacamole, put all ingredients into your food processor and mix 10-15 seconds.  If you like a chunkier guacamole, then mash by hand instead (but chop the peppers first).  Chill in the fridge until ready to serve

    Emm, guac...
    Emm, guac…
  2. Brown the Sausage over medium heat for 7-8 minutes, and remove from pan (don’t clean the pan of the juices)
  3. Add the garlic and shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes until Shrimp is cooked thru.  If you’re using baby shrimp then you can just mix with the sausage, if you have larger shrimp you may want to chop it into smaller pieces before adding to the sausage
  4. In a different pan, fry the tortilla for a minute, then flip.  Add the meat mixture to one side with some cheese and fold over.  Fry for another minute, then flip for 30 seconds and serve with guacamole on the side
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