Cheesy Shrimp Tortillas

June 2008
Cheesy Shrimp Tortillas

by 9 people

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Cook one meal now and freeze two meals for later.

Makes: 12 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 15 mins

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 2 pound bags  frozen raw shrimp (31 to 40 per pound), thawed and tails removed
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 3 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 12 10-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 pound gouda cheese, shredded
  1. In a large, deep skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Increase the heat to high and cook, stirring often, until the shrimp are just opaque, about 4 minutes. Squeeze the lemon halves over the shrimp.
  2. In a small bowl, mash the chipotles with the adobo sauce. Spread the paste in a thin layer on each tortilla. Cover half of each tortilla with a single layer of shrimp. Sprinkle the cheese over the shrimp; fold the tortillas in half.
  3. Cook one meal now: In a large nonstick skillet, working in 2 batches, cook 2 quesadillas, cheese side down, over medium-high heat until golden, about 2 minutes on each side. Cut into wedges.
  4. Freeze two meals for later: Wrap each quesadilla in foil and stack 4 each into 2 resealable 1-gallon freezer bags; seal, label and freeze. THAW the quesadillas at room temperature for 2 hours. Cook as directed in Step 3.