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Sriracha Shrimp Quesadillas

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A couple of nights ago, when I didn’t have anything planned for dinner, I remembered that I had shrimp defrosting in the oven. I ADORE shrimp and I also happen to adore quesadillas, so why not combine the two? I did just that and since they turned out so good, I wanted to share this really easy Sriracha Shrimp Quesadilla recipe with you!

I like using large shrimp/prawns, but you can certainly use any size you like. If you are feeding a larger group of people, you might want to use smaller shrimp, so they go a little further to feed more people.

I probably should have cut my shrimp in half lengthwise either before or after cooking, as they were really big. That is why my quesadillas look a little “taller” than normal – the shrimp inside are just large.

Ingredients:

3/4 lb. large prawns deveined, cleaned and dried thoroughly
1/3 stick butter
1/4 cup Sriracha
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. sugar
2-3 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
Large flour tortillas

How do you make shrimp quesadillas?

Heat large skillet over medium/high heat. Add shrimp and cook just until no longer translucent. If there is liquid in bottom of skillet, pour out. Add butter, Sriracha and garlic powder and coat all shrimp evenly. Cook until lightly browned on all sides.

In another large skillet, add a few drops of vegetable oil and spread around pan. Heat a large flour tortilla in pan and add cheese on 1/2. Add 4-5 shrimp (or more if desired). As the cheese starts to melt, fold the other half of the tortilla over with a spatula. When cheese is melted all the way, remove from pan.

Slice into pieces. Top with chopped green onions, and serve with sour cream.

This is such an easy recipe, but oh my…it is SO GOOD!

If you love shrimp recipes, you’ll definitely want to try our Easy Garlic Shrimp and Penne Pasta recipe!

Yield: 4

Sriracha Shrimp Quesadillas

Sriracha Shrimp Quesadillas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb large prawns deveined, cleaned and dried thoroughly
  • 1/3 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 2-3 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • Large flour tortillas

Instructions

How to make Sriracha Shrimp:

Heat large skillet over medium/high heat. Add shrimp and cook just until no longer translucent. If there is liquid in bottom of skillet, pour out. Add butter, Sriracha and garlic powder and coat all shrimp evenly. Cook until lightly browned on all sides.

How to make quesadillas:

Soften tortillas by quickly microwaving them (10 seconds or so) right before assembling the quesadillas. In another large skillet, add a few drops of vegetable oil and spread around pan. Heat a large flour tortilla in pan and add cheese on 1/2. Add 4-5 shrimp (or more if desired). As the cheese starts to melt, fold the other half of the tortilla over with a spatula. When cheese is melted all the way, remove from pan.

How to serve quesadillas:

Slice into pieces. Top with chopped green onions, and serve with sour cream.

Notes

~If you want "flatter" shrimp quesadillas, you can chop the shrimp into tiny pieces and blend with the cheese before filling the tortillas, or even just cut them down into smaller pieces.

~You could also use the same recipe but substitute chicken, to have Sriracha Chicken Fajitas!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 915Total Fat: 67gSaturated Fat: 37gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 367mgSodium: 2445mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 60g

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