November 04, 2016
Dinner, Lunch, Snacks,
Shellfish, Crab meat, Dairy, Cheese, Fruit, Avocado, Appetizers, Mexican, North American, Southwest, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Quick Meals, Small Batch Cooking, Baby Shower, Brunch, Entertaining, Game/Sports Day, Ladies Luncheon, Weeknight Meals, Grill (Electric), Grilling (Outdoor), Stove Top, No Eggs more
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"These are so good; and, so easy to make. Also, they are packed full of flavor. I will often serve these as an appetizer; or, a snack during game time, or movie/game night. But, you could also serve these as lunch or a main dish as well. Maybe a salad; or, some spicy black beans on the side. Super easy and quick to put together. This recipe makes 10-12 half tortillas, cut in 3 wedges each. Depending on how you plan to serve these - it can serve anywhere from 5-10 servings; from appetizers, snacks, lunch, or dinner."
Avocados ... After slicing the avocados, squeeze 2 lime wedges over the avocado, to prevent them from browning.
Filling ... Add the salsa verde, scallions, and a dash of hot sauce (optional and to taste) to a bowl; and, mix to combine. Then, add the crab; and, gently toss.
*See Note - Tortillas ... I like to fold each tortilla in half creating a half moon, rather than using 2 tortillas per quesadilla. That is just my preference; I just think it is easier to cook. Next, I always heat them up before using, to make them more pliable. Just a few seconds in the microwave on medium heat; wrapped up in a damp paper towel, does the trick. If you don't heat them up; they can break when you fold them.
Quesadilla ... To each tortilla - add a bit cheese about 1 1/2 tablespoons to 1/2 side of the quesadilla (remember, you are folding it in half); and, top with the crab mixture, a couple of slices (2-3, depending on the size) avocado, cilantro, another tablespoon of cheese - and, fold in half. The fillings should make approximately 10-12 tortillas. They don't have to be exact; so don't worry.
Grill ... Now, I prefer a grill pan, saute pan; or outside grill - medium heat. You can also do these on a sheet pan, in a 400 degree oven too. Spray one side with a non-stick spray, or olive oil; then, place oil side down. Spray the top of the tortilla; and, grill until golden brown on each side. If the heat is too hot; they will get too brown before the cheese melts; so, keep and eye on them - medium heat. They take about 3-4 minutes per side.
Finish ... Let them cool on a cutting board for a minute before cutting. Cut each tortilla into 3 wedges; then, transfer to a serving platter.
Serve and ENJOY! ... Add a bowl of salsa verde in the center; along with, Mexican crema, lime wedges - and, garnish with cilantro. Dig in! Note: You can customize these to how you like them. MORE or LESS cheese, avocado, cilantro, etc. You may want to add olives or tomatoes too.
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