If you are looking for a great tasting quesadilla for your family, this is the one. I often rely on this recipe when I am tired and do not want to do too much cooking.
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cups shelled and deveined prawn, coarsely chopped
1 cup red pepper, thinly sliced length ways
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 red chili, chopped finely, discard seeds
1 cup tomatoes, chopped
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
½ cup coriander, chopped finely
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp cumin
1 tbsp taco mix
8 soft-taco-size flour tortillas
1- In a heavy based pan, heat oil on medium heat for one minute. Add the cumin and oregano and fry until you can feel the fragrance of the spices.
2- Add the onion and cook until they are transparent. Add the red pepper, tomatoes and chili. Cook until tender, stirring frequently.
3- Add the prawns and lime juice, cook for 3 minutes then add the taco mix, coriander, and salt if needed.
4- Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl and let it cool.
5- Heat another heavy based pan on medium-low heat, place one tortilla, and sprinkle with 2 spoons of prawn mixture and 3 tbsp cheese.
6- Top with a second tortilla, pressing lightly.
7- Cook quesadilla until lightly toasted and then carefully turn quesadilla and cook until the cheese melts.
8- Repeat to make the rest of the tortillas.
9- Cut into wedges to serve.
10- Serve with guacamole, salsa and sour cream.
Tip – Do not overfill the tortillas or the filling will fall out when you press them.