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Shrimp Avocado Melt

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars
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"This is Mexican quesadilla-inspired recipe, with a twist. I also saute whole unsalted cashews with the dish. It's quite decadent! I make this on days when I have sufficiently exercised to offset the calories! It's great as a low-carb dish, if you are not counting calories or fat! I count everything, so I make sure this is a special treat item."
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Ingredients

25 m servings 777
Original recipe yields 2 servings (2 melts)

Directions

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  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.
  2. Melt butter with sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat. Season butter mixture with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir shrimp, cashews, and green chile peppers in the butter mixture until everything is hot and coated in butter, about 5 minutes.
  3. Arrange tortilla halves into a baking dish. Top each tortilla half with half the avocado slices. Spoon about half the shrimp mixture atop each portion of avocado, drizzling any remaining melted butter from the skillet over the mixture. Top each with about half the pepperjack cheese and Cheddar cheese.
  4. Cook under the preheated broiler until the cheese is bubbling and the edges of the tortilla browning, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 777 calories; 63.9 23.7 36.1 227 930 Full nutrition

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5 stars for ease! I used mild green chiles and feel like if I had used chiles with a little more heat there would have been another dimension of flavor I felt was lacking. Having the cashew crun...

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I was unable to find the Irish style butter, so I don't know how much difference that would have made. I think the sesame oil totally overpowered the taste of the dish. I will make this again, b...

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I was unable to find the Irish style butter, so I don't know how much difference that would have made. I think the sesame oil totally overpowered the taste of the dish. I will make this again, b...

5 stars for ease! I used mild green chiles and feel like if I had used chiles with a little more heat there would have been another dimension of flavor I felt was lacking. Having the cashew crun...

Great flavor and great low carb dinner option. Will do again for sure.

This was surprisingly good! My husband raised an eyebrow when he saw the jar of cashews still on the kitchen counter, but I wish I could have taken a picture of the look on his face after his fi...

What a lovely dish...quite a hidden gem on allrecipes! I didn't have any green chiles in my pantry (darn it) so I used a bit of chopped up canned jalapeno.Other than that made it exactly as writ...

This is a great light dinner. I used medium cooked shrimp sliced the long way. Added extra avocado...the broiler makes it creamy. You can use almost any good melting cheese...also regulate heat ...