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

Chicken Tostadas ~ with salsa fresco, guacamole, and cilantro lime sour cream

I had to revisit a few recipes today.  Chicken tostadas just sounded terrific and I figured I should test some of my posts just to make sure everything was as delicious as when I first made them.  I couldn’t have been happier with the results.  Perfectly seasoned, very spicy, full of flavor …. just the way I like it!

I started off with preparing my cilantro lime sour cream.

I then prepared the Salsa Fresco.  I did only use 1 half of the jalapeno as it was very large and I added a little extra tomato but the chunks were larger so ounce for ounce it was likely about the same.

I then prepared my Taco Seasoning for the chicken.

I haven’t posted my guacamole recipe; perhaps I shall do that tomorrow but here is a picture just to get the mouth-watering!

After all the prep work is done it’s time to cook the chicken.  I used 2 chicken breast which I thinly sliced.  Before cooking I tossed with the taco seasoning.

In a hot skillet with about 1 Tbs olive oil sauté the chicken for about 4 – 5 minutes until cooked through.  Squeeze about 1/2 a lime during the last minute of cooking.

Set aside and prepare corn shells for the tostadas.  I like to fry mine for about 1 minute, sprinkle with salt, and bake for 4 – 5 minutes in a 350 degree oven until nice and crispy. Build your tostadas as desired.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I mentioned yesterday I would be making tacos today.  I just wanted to share my seasoning recipe.  This is a spicy version and I like to add salsa or tomato juice to add even more flavor.  I used ground beef but if you prefer chicken or pork just adjust to your tastes.

Taco Seasoning

  • 1 Tbs cumin seed
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 tsp mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne

In mortar mix together all ingredients; make sure cumin seeds have been slightly crushed.

Add to 1 pound cooked ground beef.  Add 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup salsa or tomato juice.  Stir in beans and any other desired ingredients.  I used the beans and olives leftover from the layered dip I made yesterday.  Corn relish or jalapeno would make a nice addition too.  Add additional salt and pepper if desired;  I did add a little more salt to mine.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly