Spicy Shrimp Quesadillas

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Spicy Shrimp Quesadillas: These simple quesadillas are packed with spice and flavor and prove the exception to the seafood/cheese rule. It can work and it's very delicious Tex-Mex. | macheesmo.com
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Shrimp are marinated in paprika, red pepper, cumin, and cayenne for a very spicy quesadilla. Oh, and lots of cheese obviously.


1 pound cleaned shrimp
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 Teaspoons hot paprika
2 Teaspoons cumin
1 Teaspoon cayenne (or adjust to your tastes)
1/2 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 jalapeno chopped
1 lime, juice only
16 ounces cheese (I used a mix of cheddar and mozzarella.)
1/4 red onion, sliced (optional)
8 medium-large tortillas


Hot sauce
Sour cream or Greek yogurt


1) Clean and de-vein shrimp.

2) Add cleaned shrimp to a bowl with spices, jalapenos, lime juice, and olive oil. Let marinade for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

3) Add shrimp to a pan over medium-high heat and cook for 5-6 minutes until they are just cooked through.

4) Once the shrimp are cooked, give them a quick chop.

5) Lay tortillas out on a baking sheet. Add some cheese, chopped shrimp, onions, and a bit more cheese.

6) Top with another tortilla and bake for 8-10 minutes. Then flip each quesadilla carefully.

7) Return to oven and bake for another 5 minutes until they are very crispy. Chop and serve with lots of toppings!

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