Saturday, January 24, 2009

Seafood Quesadillas

When I was in my teens, my family lived in Evansville, Indiana. My mom and I would frequent a chain of Tex-Mex restaurants (they called themselves Mexican) call La Hacienda. My favorite dish there was their seafood enchiladas, which were basically fake crabmeat rolled up in a flour tortilla and covered with a cheesey dairy sauce and sour cream. They were really good!!!!

Last week I happened to see this recipe (which I slightly adjusted) in a magazine advertisement for TransOcean Crab Classic. I gave it a try and I was happy because these quesadillas are very similar to the flavor I remember of those seafood enchiladas I loved so much.

Seafood Quesadillas
Adapted from TransOcean

1 cup chopped onion
10 twists of the pepper mill
salt to taste
a couple of shakes of red pepper flakes
a good handful of chopped, fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
10 ounces chopped imitation crabmeat
Cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheese

Sautee the onions, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Add them to a bowl with the seafood, citrus, and cilantro. Mix to combine.

Heat up a pan. When it's good and hot, coat it with spray oil (I used olive oil spray), and place the cheese-covered tortilla on the bottom. Top it with the seafood mixture.

Then add more cheese on top and another tortilla. Spray the oil on the top of the tortilla.

When the bottom tortilla is golden brown, flip over and brown the other side.

Place on a cutting board and cut your quesadilla into triangles. I do a cut across the middle, and then two across the diagonal, making 6 triangles.

I bet these quesadillas would be awesome with a mango salsa. But I just ate them plain.

This recipe makes 4-6 quesadillas (depending on how much seafood you use).

Seafood Quesadillas

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recipes2share said...

what a beautiful selection of pictures - this is fab, Meryl!

Kevin said...

These crab quesadillas sound good!

lou said...

Hi--thank you for the positive feedback to our propduct! By the way--We have an on line coupon at our web for $1 off a package and also a $1 off coupon in the current Weight Watchers magazine.

Lou Shaheen
VP Sales & Marketing
Trans Ocean Products

Foodycat said...

I've never had a seafood quesadilla, but these look lovely! I think they'd be great party food.