Love Cajun-inspired shrimp? Love quesadillas? Well, marry them into one beautiful, delicious, amazing meal.
I am currently on a huge Cajun kick. I love the flavors, the colors and the overall fun Cajun food brings to the table.
With spring drawing closer and closer, I find myself wanting to break away a little from all the stews and soups and start cooking up some quick and colorful eats. But of course I am keeping all the flavor – and most definitely all the cheese! Can’t live without cheese, if you ask me.
These Cajun shrimp quesadillas are the answer to your dinner (or even lunch) blues. It's Cajun meets Mexican, and it is the best combo ever.
These are the perfect example of quick and easy cooking. Winner, winner, shrimp dinner! If your family isn't into shrimp, swap in equal amounts chicken or beef. If you're going meat-free, try using chickpeas or more black beans.
These quesadillas are meant for everyone, and everyone has to try them.
Yes, they are just that good!
Round up all your ingredients.
Toss the rice with the beans, and the shrimp with some olive oil and all those seasonings.
Sauté the peppers.
Add the shrimp and cook them until just crisp. Then stir in the andouille sausage.
Assemble the fillings on one half of the quesadilla, fold the empty half over and fry the tortilla in a skillet until crisp on both sides.
Cut into wedges and serve with your favorite guacamole.
Grab something fun to drink – and eat up!
To find more of Tieghan's recipes, visit her blog Half Baked Harvest, and check out her Tablespoon profile, too!