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Shrimp Quesadilla

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Shrimp Quesadilla

Course: Main Course
Servings: 2
Calories: 318kcal


  • 5 oz  raw shrimp
  • 2 tbsp cilantro 
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 flour tortillas, burrito size
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 4 tsp salsa
  • 2 tbsp shredded jalapeno cheddar cheese


  • Shell and devein shrimp. Rinse and cut into bite-size pieces. Chop cilantro.
  • Combine cilantro, lemon juice, cumin and cayenne pepper in a zip-lock bag to make marinade. Add shrimp pieces and set aside to marinate for 5 minutes.
  • Heat a skillet to medium heat and add shrimp with marinade. Stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes until shrimp turns orange.  Remove skillet from heat and spoon shrimp out, leaving marinade.
  • Add sour cream to marinade in skillet and stir to mix.
  • Heat tortillas in a large skillet or microwave.  Spread 2 teaspoons salsa onto each tortilla. Top with 1/2 shrimp mixture and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cheese.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon sour cream marinade mixture on top of shrimp. Fold tortilla in half, turn over in skillet to heat, then remove from pan. Repeat with second tortilla and remaining shrimp, cheese and marinade.
  • Cut each tortilla into 4 pieces.  Garnish with cilantro and lemon wedge when ready to serve.


Serving: 4pieces | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 139mg | Phosphorus: 243mg