Thursday, June 18, 2020

Shrimp Andouille Quesadillas with Chipotle Guacamole

IMG_0747I was originally planning on making these with chorizo, which is a sausage made alongside dried smoked cerise peppers or hot chili peppers as well as various spices. The store happened to live out of it that day, of class. The quesadillas were all the same awesome, but I think they would live fifty-fifty meliorate alongside the chorizo.

The chipotle guac was a delicious accompaniment to the quesadillas too had a smoky season from the chipotle in adobo sauce I added. I typically make my guacamole alongside a ton of lime, but this was a nice modify.

Makes 3-4 quesadillas, depending on how much yous load them upwards.

For the guacamole:

two avocados

1/2 minor ruddy onion

juice of i/2 a lime

i jalapeño pepper, seeds in addition to ribs removed, finely chopped

ane/4 loving cup cilantro, chopped

i clove garlic, finely chopped

one T. sauce from a tin of chipotle peppers inward adobo sauce (You tin notice them inwards the international aisle)

table salt too pepper to taste

For the quesadillas:

5 to 6 andouille or chorizo sausage links, casings removed

three/4 lb. shrimp, peeled too deveined, cutting into chunks

i/two tsp. cumin

1/two tsp. chili powder

i bell pepper, thinly sliced (I used ane/two cerise together with 1/2 a yellow pepper)

1 jalapeño, thinly sliced

1/two medium yellowish onion, thinly sliced

six-viii flour tortillas

iii-iv cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, or shredded cheese of your choice

common salt together with pepper

olive crude

Begin past making the guacamole. Combine all ingredients for guacamole inwards a medium bowl, and squeeze to combine. Season alongside additional common salt together with pepper together with more than chopped cilantro if desired. You can cater the oestrus as well as smokiness to your gustation by adding or so adobo sauce besides.

Next, oestrus a large skillet over medium/high rut amongst ii T. olive crude oil. Sauté sausage until browned, breaking upwards with the back of a spatula until it is inwards modest pieces. About v-six minutes. Remove sausage from pan and home on a plate lined alongside paper towels to drain excess fat.

Using same skillet, (drain off excess fatty from sausage commencement too add modest drizzle of olive oil), sauté peppers, onions, together with sliced jalapeño for v-half dozen minutes until tender in addition to slightly caramelized. Season with common salt as well as pepper. Set aside inwards a pocket-size bowl.

Lastly, using same pan, add together 1 more than drizzle of olive fossil oil and sauté shrimp amongst cumin, chili pulverisation, as well as salt together with pepper for 2-iii minutes until cooked through together with opaque. Set aside.

To gather quesadillas, heat a big nonstick skillet over medium/high estrus, in addition to drizzle amongst very petty olive crude. Then, wipe out pan alongside a paper towel then in that location is a super lite coating on the pan. Place a tortilla inwards the pan, and then a layer of cheese, then a layer of peppers in addition to onions, so a layer of sausage, and so a layer of shrimp, and lastly some other layer of cheese. Place another tortilla on summit, together with press down amongst a spatula. Let prepare for ii-3 minutes, and then flip and cook for another two-iii minutes until tortillas are a piffling crispy as well as gold in addition to cheese is melted. Be certain to not let pan get likewise hot or the tortillas volition burn earlier the cheese as well as insides melt.

Repeat until y'all are out of fillings as well as tortillas. Serve alongside chipotle guacamole and relish equally an appetizer or principal dish!