Fiery Shrimp Quesadillas

 Fiery Shrimp Quesadillas
I'm calling it, Thanksgiving leftovers are officially done-with, at least at my house. What about you? Are you still serving turkey sandwiches tonight? 

I have been craving a new taste, so I saved making these cheese-filled goodies until I couldn't take it anymore. A few weeks ago, we purchased a new car. It turned out our salesman was a total foodie and once he and I made that connection, we ended up talking about food the whole time, I mean REALLY talking about food and culture and recipes and ideas. It made me completely forget about the fact I was emptying a bank account to buy this car....good salesman huh?

Victor (the foodie salesman) started telling me about these quesadillas his wife makes, with shrimp, Sriracha, butter, cabbage and melty cheese. Well, I had to have them, but I've waited until all the holiday food has left my home, so I could eat these with a clean palate and clear conscience. 

It was so worth the wait.

Fiery Shrimp Quesadillas ingredients
As an ambassador for Sargento Cheese, I knew exactly which shredded version I wanted to use in this recipe, Sargento® Traditional Cut Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican, one of my absolute favorites. Honestly I use it for just about everything. It's the perfect blend for so much of the food I make.

When you are cooking with such few ingredients, every single one counts, another reason ingredients like Sargento Shredded Cheese (available in 30 varieties, unique blends and distinct cuts) are one of my favorites. The perfect addition to any recipe and always cut from blocks of 100% real, natural cheese.

Fiery Shrimp Quesadillas raw shrimp
It never dawned on me to saute cabbage as an ingredient for a quesadilla. Thanks to Victor it is now going to be a way of life. It's such a great filler.

Fiery Shrimp Quesadillas
Filling your tortilla halfway keeps everything in place when flipping it over in the pan. If you have any extra cheese, sprinkle it on top of the shrimp.....why wouldn't you.

Fiery Shrimp Quesadillas Noble Pig
These are pretty good by themselves too....yum.

Fiery Shrimp Quesadillas Noble Pig

Fiery Shrimp Quesadillas
I guarantee deliciousness with this one. And don't be afraid of the Sriracha, it calms down wonderfully with the cheese and the butter, creating the perfect balance of heat and calm. I also mixed together a little sour cream and Sriracha to drizzle over the top....best move ever.

Print Recipe

Fiery Shrimp Quesadillas

Recipe from: Victor, my foodie car salesman | Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 20 extra large prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha
  • 2 cups Sargento® Traditional Cut Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican
  • 4 soft taco sized flour tortillas
  • 1-2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions

  • In a large, nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add cabbage and Sriracha and saute until cabbage is softened; about 2-3 minutes. Add shrimp and cook until shrimp are cooked through and opaque, about 3-4 minutes more.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese on half of each flour tortilla and place five cooked prawns and cabbage mixture on top of each bed of cheese. Fold tortilla in half.
  • Heat vegetable oil over low-med heat in another nonstick pan. Brown tortilla on each side until cheese is melted through and tortilla is slightly crispy.

One Year Ago: Leftover Turkey and Black Bean Tacos

Disclosure: This post was made possible by Sargento Cheese, a wonderful family brand located in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. Please support them in any way possible as they continue to make posts such as this one available to all of you. As always, I only work with brands I believe make an exceptional product and all opinions remain 100% my own.

Post a Comment

22 Comments and 9 Replies

  1. Meghan 1

    These sound scrumptious.

    Reply
  2. Sues 3

    Mmmm now I want these, too. I love that your car salesman inspired them :)

    Reply
  3. These look absolutely wonderful. Best of all, they seem like they take no time at all and are a perfect weeknight meal after a long day at work. Can’t wait to try these. So glad I found this your blog. I love it.

    Reply
  4. Lee 6

    Shrimp is my jam! Totally adding this to my menu this week!

    Reply
  5. Oh my heavens does this look awesome. You’ve totally sold me!!

    Reply
  6. These sound amazing and sure to kick the cold I’ve caught to the curb!

    Reply
  7. Ohhh these sound SO GOOD right now!!

    Reply
  8. This flavor combo sounds awesome!

    Reply
  9. Wow, did you ever find the right car salesman! These quesadillas sounds absolutely fantastic.

    Reply
    • Cathy 17

      I know…it sort-of makes me want to buy another car. Since my son will be driving soon I told him to be on the lookout for some cars…so we can keep in touch!

      Reply
  10. This is exactly what I want for lunch today!! Yummy!!

    Reply
  11. I still have tons of Thanksgiving leftovers to work through, but I’m ready to be done and move onto this! Looks delicious!

    Reply
  12. Quite the car salesman!!! I LOVE this recipe. Sriracha + shrimp + cheese, yes please!

    Reply
  13. kita 21

    I totally want to toss anything turkey stuffing or cranberry left and sink my teeth into these spicy shrimp delights!! Bring it on! ;D

    Reply
  14. Shrimp quesadillas are one of my favorite treats! We grill ours, and they’re so delish! Love the flavors in yours – the cabbage! YUM!

    Sriracha – shrimp – Sargento cheese – the trifecta of S deliciousness!

    Reply
  15. Whoa! This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try this recipe-we always have Sargento cheese in the fridge!

    Reply
  16. Oooo, what a fabulous quesadilla!! Love!!

    Reply
  17. what an amazing-sounding quesadilla!

    Reply
  18. Those quesadilla looks amazing! For whatever reason, when I am eating Mexican food, I feel like I am eating healthy when I eat shrimp :) At least that’s what I tell myself to off set the chips and guac!

    Reply
  19. I am totally making these for my family soon! So delicious!

    Reply
  20. Carla 29

    I love making quesadillas because they are fast to put on the table for dinner, especially with shrimp being ready in almost minutes. And of course, you need cheese. Lots and lots of cheese!

    Reply
  21. Katie 30

    I made these for dinner and they were amazing. The hardest part was “remembering” how to use my mandeline to shred the cabbage. I would make a few changes: The amount of butter and cheese is a little excessive and can easily be cut back. Also, I had difficulty folding my shells as they were so stuffed full of deliciousness, I ended up just throwing another tortilla on top! So good. Will be added to our week night routines for sure. Super quick!

    Reply
  22. Michelle Rose 31

    Made this for dinner tonight. Definitely a keeper!

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.

You can click here to Subscribe without commenting