Monday, September 7, 2009

Recipe: Shrimp Quesadillas and Pico de Gallo

We just got back from Port Aransas, Texas where we bought fresh shrimp, right off the Poly Anna shrimp boat! We took those babies back to the beach house, cleaned them, and made shrimp quesadillas with homemade pico de gallo. Delish!! Check out recipes below.

Shrimp Quesadillas
1 pound fresh shrimp cleaned, and deveined (actually, to be totally honest here, frozen shrimp from the grocery store is easier and tastes the SAME! No offense to the Poly Anna shrinpers)
1/2 stick butter
1 clove garlic
chopped chives
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup grated monterrey jack cheese
*use more cheese if needed
flour tortillas (fresh are the best, some groceries are now making their own flour tortillas on site. You can also drive through Taco Cabana and order them by the dozen)

Put on your favorite Hot Mama Apron. Saute shrimp in butter, garlic, and chives, and some salt and pepper. Set aside.
Spread mayo(sounds weird but it doesn't burn as fast as butter) on one side of flour tortilla, place tortilla, mayo side down, in hot skillet. Place a few shrimp, and some of both cheeses on top of tortilla, fold in half, and grill until cheese is melted. Serve with fresh pico and a dollop of sour cream.

Pico De gallo
cherry tomatoes cut in half
lots of fresh cilantro
chopped onion
chopped jalepenos (fresh or canned...fresh tend to be really hot)
avocado cut into small pieces
lime juice
Put on you favorite Hot Mama Apron. Combine as little or as much of the above ingredients in a bowl. Squeeze fresh lime juice over mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper

Isn't this nice? This guy camped right next to us on the beach. Sooo delightful! We think he needs a Hot Mama Apron!

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