Shrimp Quesadilla

I loved that broiled shrimp so much that I thought I’d use the technique for my quesadillas tonight.  Super yummy!  Will definitely make these again. I used whole wheat tortillas, cheddar cheese, and added some black beans too.  Fix with your favorite ingredients and toppings.  These were pretty spicy so I just served with some sour cream and salsa (I would have had avocados too but they looked terrible at the store today).

  • 1 pound shrimp – peeled
  • 1 recipe taco seasoning
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers – finely diced
  • 1/4 cup onion – diced
  • 2-3 jalapeno if desired

Combine all ingredients. Spread evenly on oiled cookie sheet.

Broil 3 – 4 inches from heat for about 8 – 10 minutes until shrimp is cooked through.

Layer each tortilla with cheese, shrimp mixture, and black beans.  Top with additional cheese and another tortilla.  Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or broil or 3 – 4 minutes each side.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

Easy Broiled Shrimp with Pepper and Onions

I thought I would broil my shrimp today; I don’t think I’d broiled shrimp quite this way before.  I’ve always fired up the grill or used a skillet so this was a new technique for me.  I have to say it is super easy; I think I should have been using the broiler sooner! This would make a great fajita if seasoned with some taco seasoning; it was delicious as I seasoned it today with some pasta!

  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 – 2 bell peppers
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne ~ if desired (mine was pretty spicy!)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp thyme

Peel shrimp; cut onions and peppers into wedges or chunks.  Add all ingredients into bowl and stir or toss to coat.  Spread in single layer on oiled cookie sheet and broil 3 – 4 inches from broiler for about 5 minutes; stir around and flip pieces over if desired move rack up a notch and broil another 3 – 5 minutes until shrimp is cooked through and edges of veggies are starting to brown.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly